{recipe} Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

{recipe} Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

The last of the strawberries are in season, so I thought I would share this easy and delicious summer salad with you. It’s colorful, fresh, and always a crowd pleaser! The sweet strawberries, creamy avocados, salty feta, and earthy arugula are a great combination.

I like to make my balsamic vinaigrette with a creamier texture than I can get with just a whisk or a fork. To achieve that effect, I mix the dressing ingredients in a blender. The oil emulsifies and makes the dressing thicker and creamier. Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups arugula or baby arugula leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (can use more if desired)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
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