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


  • 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)


  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!


  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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