Fresh Strawberry Salad

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As spring approaches, we start to think about our waistlines needing to cinch in, eating fresh, and enjoying all the fresh and cool foods we can! Perhaps you’re feeling the effects of a long winter and have packed on a few pounds “for insulation.” Well, now it’s time to take charge of your diet again and watch those unwanted pounds melt off. We’ve got a fresh and delicious recipe for you to enjoy with your family for dinner tonight. This salad is colorful and packs a punch with a delicious homemade dressing. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Fresh Strawberry, Feta, & Almond Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients:

1/4 t garlic powder
1 t honey
1 t Dijon mustard
1/4 cup white balsamic raspberry blush vinegar
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 c vegetable oil
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 head romaine lettuce, torn
1 bag baby lettuces
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 c crumbled feta cheese
Optional: Grilled chicken or bacon crumbles for added protein

Directions:

In a bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the garlic powder, honey, Dijon mustard, raspberry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. In a large bowl, toss together the almonds, lettuces, strawberries, and feta cheese. Cover with dressing, and toss to serve.

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