Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad
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
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!
If you have extra strawberries, this Strawberry, Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese is a yummy twist on a classic.
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More FreshWorks Details and a Giveaway!
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- These innovative food storage containers use patented FreshVent technology which helps reduce moisture and spoilage.
- Just transfer your produce directly from the grocery store packaging into the FreshWorks containers without washing, cutting, or slicing.
- They’re available in three different sizes to fit a variety of produce needs. I used the large Fresh Works container for a 5-ounce package of baby spinach, the medium for a pound of strawberries, and the small for a pint of fresh blackberries.
- They are microwave and dishwasher safe, made in the US, and BPA-free.
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Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- 3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 5 ounces baby spinach greens
- 4 slices of bacon, sliced, fried, drained
- 1/3 pound Brie, sliced or diced
- 1/2 cup candied pecans*
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- Make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, mustard, jam, salt, and pepper. While whisking continuously, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture is emulsified. Set aside.
- 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.
* To make candied pecans, check out this Spinach Salad Recipe.
A good quality, aged balsamic vinegar makes the best salad dressing. It's sweet and syrupy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g