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Strawberry Fennel Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

Need a quick and refreshing side dish to add a pop of color and fresh flavor to your dinner table? Look no further than this super quick and easy strawberry fennel salad. The fennel offers a satisfying crunch, while the sweet strawberries balance the natural saltiness of the Feta cheese. It comes together in just 15 minutes, so it’s perfect for those busy weeknight meals.

Strawberry Fennel Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

Strawberry Fennel Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette
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Strawberry Fennel Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

Quickand easy strawberry fennel salad, perfect for those busy weeknightmeals.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword fennel, strawberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ricewine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Salad

  • 2 cups baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 cups baby arugula, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
  • springs fresh basil optional for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small glass or non-reactive bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings to suit your preferences.
  • Arrange the spinach and arugula on a serving platter and top with sliced fennel, strawberries, and Feta cheese.
  • Serve immediately with chilled salad plates and dressing on the side.

Notes

If preferred, toss the spinach and arugula with the salad dressing prior to arranging on the platter.

Carma's Cookery Creative Cooking Tips

Feel free to experiment with the salad dressing. I bet this salad would taste great with a poppy seed dressing!

You can also experiment with the greens. Try some of these combinations to see if they suit you better:

  • Baby spinach alone
  • Mixed baby greens
  • Baby spinach, butter lettuce and romaine

For this salad, you do want to use a strongly flavored green such as spinach so that it balances the fennel and strawberry, but feel free to mix and match the rest.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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