Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Strawberry Spinach Salad Success

I didn't invent the strawberry spinach salad, but I wish I did! My friend TheLoj mentioned it on her blog the other day, and it inspired me to make my own version. I know that there are countless variations of this salad served at restaurants, but I wanted to keep it simple and create a fresh, healthy, but delicious salad. I love the creamy goat cheese with the peppery greens and sweet strawberries. The chicken gives it some protein to last you the rest of the day. It's satisfying, yet low in calories. I'm obsessed with the result and have eaten this salad for lunch four times in the last two weeks! Try it!

Katie's Strawberry Spinach Salad

In a large bowl, toss together:
1 big handful each of spring mix salad, arugula, and spinach
1 chopped baby cucumber
4-5 thinly sliced strawberries
1 chopped chicken breast (simply roasted with salt, pepper, and olive oil)
1/4 c. crumbled goat cheese

Dress right before eating with a quick, easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Whisk together:
1 T olive oil
2t. balsamic vinegar
dash salt & pepper
1 clove crushed garlic



Liz said...

This is exactly what I eat like 4 times a week!! Only difference is that I also add carrots and chopped walnuts. So yummy and filling!

Liz said...

(Your spelling in your headline is jacked... FYI.)

Katie Norwood said...

Oopsie. Fixed it. Thanks theLoj. And I call myself an English teacher...

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