Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad #LongLiveProduce #NationalSaladMonth

Seasonal berries dance with cheese, nuts and more in this scrumptious Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! Plus find out how I keep my produce fresh longer! This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid and all opinions are mine alone.Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad | A spectacular combination of ingredients tossed in a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad

This is no ordinary salad! The complexity of sweet, salty, creamy, crisp and crunchy ingredients will thrill your taste buds. I started with fresh baby spinach greens, then piled on slices of ripe strawberries, thin slices of bacon, rich triple creme Brie, and sugared pecan halves. A drizzle of salad dressing infused with strawberry jam was the final touch to pull it all together. Truly a party in your mouth with each delectable bite.

Did you know May was National Salad Month? Perfect timing as the first crop of lettuces and greens are being harvested from our gardens. Plus I’ve been thrilled with the fragrant berries in the markets. You know me and berries, they are a fabulous dessert garnish, plus I love to add them to my salads all summer long!

Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad | A spectacular combination of ingredients tossed in a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

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Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad
 
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The perfect salad for berry season with ripe strawberries, bacon, brie and pecans tossed with spinach and a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons good quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salad:
  • 5 ounces baby spinach greens
  • 4 slices bacon, sliced into short pieces, then fried until crisp, and drained on paper towels
  • ⅓ pound Brie, sliced or diced into bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup candied pecans (check out this recipe if you want to make your own)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
Instructions
  1. Make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, mustard, jam, salt and pepper. While whisking continuously, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until mixture is emulsified. Set aside.
  2. Add spinach to a large salad bowl. Arrange the bacon, Brie, pecans and strawberries over the greens. When ready to serve, drizzle with the salad dressing and toss.

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Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad | A spectacular combination of ingredients tossed in a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

Comments

  1. I always love the combo of salty and sweet…this salad looks utterly delicious!

  2. I have always used rubbermaid… love their products

  3. It’s a toss-up for me. If I’m looking for a heartier salad, I typically go for a wedge with steak and bleu cheese. If I’m looking for something lighter, then a roast beet salad with goat cheese (or even a simple caprese salad) usually fits the bill!

  4. I love spinach salad with avocado, strawberries, and red onion.

  5. Love rubbermaid, use their products all the time, but I don’t have these! Would love to win them!

  6. This looks divine! I love the flavor combination!

  7. kelly tupick says:

    My favorite is a Greek salad with feta cheese.

  8. Kristen Chidsey says:

    Liz, this salad is screaming to me! I have bacon and strawberry in the fridge too. I am thinking I will use feta (which I have) instead of brie and this will be my lunch!

  9. Mary Catherine says:

    I love any salad, even jello salad but give me a fattoush or Greek salad and I’m in heaven!

  10. My favorite salad right now is the ramen noodle/broccoli slaw salad. So tasty and different

  11. I tried out the containers too and think they’re great. Love the idea of brie on this salad!

  12. I tend to keep my salads simple by only putting kale/spinach and some dressing.

  13. I like a Caesar salad.

  14. Yum! This looks perfect. I love a salad with fruit, cheese and nuts!

  15. Definitely adding this to my “must try” list!

  16. One word, Liz – YUM!!!!

  17. Nancy Loring says:

    I love a fresh fruit salad with big chunks of watermelon, pineapple, blueberries and lots of other fruits.

  18. Tracie Cooper says:

    My favorite salad is greek salad!

  19. no strawberry listed in the dressing recipe?

  20. I like Caesar salad!

  21. Stunning salad, Liz, the Brie makes it for me…and thank goodness for Rubbermaid, my refrigerator is full of it!

  22. I really enjoy strawberries with greens. The bacon and the brie make this salad even move special. I will have to check out the Rubbermaid, I like the idea of my summer fruits staying fresher for a longer time.

  23. Such a pretty salad, Liz! You can never go wrong with strawberries and brie! 🙂

  24. This is totally my kind of salad. I love throwing strawberries into things (and bacon). I love that you’ve used brie cheese! Thanks for the info on keeping berries fresh – it’s so frustrating when they don’t last long. Looking forward to trying this one out Liz!

  25. This is such a pretty salad, LIz! I love adding berries to my salads too and this looks perfect with the candied pecans!

  26. Alexandra Robertson says:

    Yumm. My favorite salad is a cobb salad with extra blue cheese!

  27. i love salads with pesto sauce

  28. Shrimp Cobb

  29. My Mom would love this salad so much – I’m forwarding to her!

  30. I love salad with fruits, especially strawberries, the combination of savory and sweet is just amazing. Thanks for this amazing recipe Liz…have a great weekend 🙂
    By the way, these storage containers look sharp…

  31. I like a salad with berries and blue cheese crumbles.

  32. I’m totally a bacon and brie guy! GMTA

  33. cyndi br says:

    I like a pretzel jello salad

  34. This is such a cool recipe. Love how pretty it is and I bet the flavour is incredible.

    I need to try these containers asap!!

  35. Mary Cloud says:

    I just love lettuce, cheese and ranch dressing – sometimes pickles or chicken on it.

  36. Favorite salad is arugula, spinach, walnuts, berries and a little dressing.

  37. Stafford says:

    Cobb salad for me please! YUM!

  38. That salad looks amazing. One of my favs is caesar salad.

  39. Stephanie Grant says:

    I’m a fan of a seafood salad with shrimp and crab legs.

  40. What an outstanding salad. It surely has something for everyone!

  41. My favorite salad is anything with brie cheese and strawberries!!! Hmmm, sounds like a Liz Berg recipe =)

  42. I’ve had such a craving for bacon today. This salad looks wonderful and even though there’s bacon in it the berries and greens balance it out.

    I love those Rubbermaid containers, I haven’t seen those before. I’ll keep an eye out for them. Thanks.

  43. This salad sounds out of this world delicious. 🙂 But anything with bacon in it is a winner.

  44. I like egg salad

  45. What is it about strawberries with brie?! Beautiful salad!

  46. Once upon a time, a chef salad was my favorite. After seeing this beauty I think I have a new one.

  47. Tabathia B says:

    I like salads with chicken, bacon and fruit

  48. Seriously,
    I’d eat that salad
    every. single. day.
    for the rest of my life!!! x

  49. My favorite is taco salad with grilled chicken.

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