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.
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.
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”
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!
Oh I hope you will try!
Happy Tuesday Pam!
This strawberries and oranges are popping, Nance! Happy Tuesday to you.
Thank you Mr. Mark!
Can’t eat strawberries but that orange balsamic vinaigrette is right up my alley ♥
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!
Oh. Hope you give this a try! Thank you!
Looks light and refreshing.
Yum! This sounds so delicious! I make a similar one and sometimes add Gorgonzola cheese. Now I want to go get the ingredients and make it.
Yours sounds delicious! Happy Tuesday!
This looks very sweet indeed, Nancy, and the perfect salad for a hot summer’s day.
Indeed! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Now that looks VERY enticing to me! Maybe I need to try it.
I sure hope you do! Happy Tuesday!
Looks like a very tasty treat
It is my friend!
A colorful salad that must be as good as it is pretty.
Hi Karen! It’s delicious! Happy Week to you!
What a lovely salad! I often use strawberries in salad, and love mandarin oranges, great combo Nancy!
Thank you Dear Jenna!
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.
Thank you Diane. You are the sweetest! Have a lovely weekend!
My mouth started watering just at the title. Looks scrumptious and so easy to make. I also like the template or format you used for the pin in the post.
Thank you sweet Sue! It’s delicious! Happy week to you!
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!
Lidy… how nice of you to stop by. And using your sweet, delicious oranges will be perfect! Enjoy!
Hi Nancy, Your salad looks so refreshing and beautiful! Thank you for the shout out, hope you’re enjoying some beautiful spring weather. ♥
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!
Perfect spring salad. Looks so refreshing. I love your dish and the straw placemat. Looks so pretty.
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!
This looks really delicious, so colorful!
Thank you Dorothy. It’s a delicious salad and it looks pretty too. Thank you so much for the visit. And stop by again.