Monday, May 28, 2012

Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad


We went to a delicious Memorial Day BBQ this afternoon with some friends from my painting class. The host planned to make her awesome chicken and vegetable kabobs and we were charged with bringing a salad, so we racked our brains for a salad to impress. We didn't want to bring a pasta salad, potato salad, or something that someone else would bring.  We wanted something classy - classy salads have lots of colors and fresh ingredients and homemade dressings. Thus, Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad was born. 

 You will need:

For the salad: 
1 bag of baby spinach
1 pint of strawberries, quartered
1 cup of pistachios, chopped
1/2 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 of a red onion, chopped

For the dressing:
2/3 cup good olive oil
1/3 cup white vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
A dash of salt and pepper

For starters, get a large bowl with enough room for all of the ingredients plus space to toss them together. Add in the spinach, strawberries, feta cheese, onion, and pistachios. 

In a smaller bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together and taste. I like the dressing a little on the sweet side, Amanda likes a more tart dressing. If the dressing isn't to your liking add more honey, salt, or pepper. 

Pour the dressing over the salad immediately before serving. 

This is the perfect salad to make your next BBQ a classy affair! 

What are your favorite salads to take to a BBQ?

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