Balsamic Strawberry Salad

This salad is dressed to impress.

The toppings make it fancy-schmancy, but it’s actually super simple and inexpensive to make.

I can’t be the only person who thinks it’s insane to pay $9 for an “artisanal” salad I can whip up at home for under $2 per serving. Does anyone agree with me?

Anyway, this sweet and savory salad makes the perfect light meal or side dish for a family dinner. You could also throw it in a Tupperware and bring it to work for lunch.

I don’t know about you, but versatile recipes like this one are always winners in my book. 🙂

Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Serves One (As a meal; could be a side dish for 2 people)

Difficulty: None at all!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped hearts of romaine
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • About 14 Triscuit minis pieces
  • 1/4 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup sliced white onion
  • 1/4 cup broccoli slaw (optional)
  • 2 ounces Boar’s Head EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinaigrette dressing (I used this one)

Steps:

  1. Wash and cut the lettuce.
  2. Cut the carrots, onions, strawberries and chicken.
  3. Add the cut veggies, broccoli slaw, feta cheese and Triscuit minis to a large bowl or plate.
  4. Toss the ingredients with the dressing.
  5. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the salad.
  6. Feel accomplished as you enjoy your homemade artisanal salad!

Questions:

  1. What is the most you’ve ever paid for an “artisanal” salad?
  2. Does eating fruit in a salad seem weird to you? (My mom thinks I’m crazy when I do.)

Related Recipes:

Fruit Explosion Garbage Bowl Salad

Summer Salad with Cinnamon Chicken

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