Spinach Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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Spinach Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  1. 8 Tablespoons (½ tub) Challenge Strawberry Cream Cheese
  2. 2 Tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  3. ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, optional
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. 6 Tablespoons water

Spinach Salad

  1. ½ cup pecans, whole or coarsely chopped
  2. ½ cup thinly sliced white onion (1 small)
  3. 2 teaspoons Challenge Butter
  4. 8 cups baby spinach
  5. ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  6. ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries (each sliced in 6 to 8 vertical wedges)

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  1. 1

    Whisk together Challenge Strawberry Cream Cheese and balsamic vinegar; add fresh thyme and salt. Whisk in water.

Spinach Salad

  1. 1

    Toast pecans in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Remove from pan and set aside.

  2. 2

    Melt butter in sauté pan, add onion and sauté until onion is lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

  3. 3

    Combine spinach and onions in a large bowl. Drizzle with some of the dressing and toss. Add more dressing as needed to lightly coat spinach. Divide spinach mixture between 4 chilled plates. Top with pecans, crumbled feta cheese and strawberries. (If not doing individual plates, salad elements could be combined without dressing and served with the dressing on the side.)

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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Where does the butter go in the salad?



@Olivia Good catch! We fixed the order of the recipe to show that the butter is used for sautéing the onions.

Challenge Dairy

I love spinach and strawberries. They are my favorite.