I love a big salad! The combination of greens, fruit, and protein makes for one happy girl! I also like looking at my plate and seeing almost every ingredient from a local vendor!
Spring salad with balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of spinach
1/2 cup romaine lettuce or kale
4 strawberries (cut in half)
1 cutie orange (peeled)
1 cup of cooked (steamed, sautéed or boiled) Louisiana Gulf Shrimp (if you don’t have shrimp, you can sub shredded or chopped chicken)
Salt and pepper
Making salad dressing is really simple, and when you make your own dressing you don’t have to worry about the nasty fillers and preservatives in store-bought dressing!
1. Make your dressing! Whisk the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard and spice together; and set aside.
2. Toss spinach in about 1 tablespoon of dressing (if you like more dressing, feel free to add more! I prefer my salad lightly drizzled, not drenched).
3. Sprinkle strawberries, orange slices and shrimp over salad.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This is my favorite spring salad! It’s easy to assemble at work or on the go. Its super healthy and filling, full of protein and nutrients, and balsamic and strawberries are a match made in food heaven!*
*Strawberries are loaded in Vitamin C which can help to boost immunity and fight the effects of aging (wrinkles be gone!)