Tuesday Tidbits #122 Strawberry Mandarin Spinach Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Do you need the perfect… Spring or Summer Salad?

I’ve got the Salad for you!

Strawberry Mandarin Spinach Salad

And this salad has a lovely Orange Juice Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Strawberry Mandarin Spinach Salad with a lovely Orange Juice Balsamic Vinaigrette.

I was inspired by Mary’s Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette from Home is Where the Boat Is. I changed things up a bit as I didn’t have Asparagus or pecans.

First I made the vinaigrette. I used her recipe but left out the Dijon mustard, I used honey not sugar and did not add salt or pepper.

Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup Orange Juice

2 T white balsamic vinegar

2 t honey

Shake until we’ll combined.

Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Assembling the Spinach Salad ingredients came next.

I placed fresh spinach on the salad plate. I cut the strawberries and before placing them on the Spinach I soaked them in some of the vinaigrette. Next I peeled a fresh mandarin orange for the salad and placed the segments on the spinach. I did not have pecans so I used Walnut pieces and I did not coat the walnuts in cinnamon sugar… they were just plain. I had a few blueberries and placed them on the salad as well. (Blueberries are optional.) After a few minutes, the Strawberries were ready and I placed them on the Spinach.

When I served the Salad I then dressed it with the delicious Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette. It was a wonderful accompaniment to our grilled chicken.

I hope you give it a try!

35 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #122 Strawberry Mandarin Spinach Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Good morning, Nancy! What a beautiful and colorful salad! It is strawberry season and there is a farm near me. I just might prepare this for dinner. Wishing you a day filled with joy, my friend!

  2. This looks gorgeous and very yum! Thank you — strawberry season will be here in a couple of months and mine are already looking like they’ll yield good fruit! Fingers crossed!

  3. Wow that vinaigrette sounds wonderful. If I made this salad I don’t think I would share any of it, nope not even a bite!!! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe Nancy.

  4. Nancy, this looks so delicious! Your vinaigrette sound delicious…I may use oranges instead of the mandarins, since our tree is laden with them right now. Definitely going to make this very soon. Thanks so much!

  5. Hi Nancy, Your salad looks so refreshing and beautiful! Thank you for the shout out, hope you’re enjoying some beautiful spring weather. ♥

    1. Hello Mary! I am honored to have you visit! Thank you so much! This salad was delicious and sweet man wants me to serve it more often.
      Happy Week to you dear Mary!

  6. Perfect spring salad. Looks so refreshing. I love your dish and the straw placemat. Looks so pretty.

    1. Hello Bonnie! Welcome to my weekly Tuesday Tidbits. This salad was delicious and I will be serving it more often. I’m so glad I saw the vinaigrette on Mary’s Blog.
      Thank you for the visit! Please come again!

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