Strawberry Fields Salad

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Strawberry Fields Salad with juicy fresh strawberries, feta cheese, red onion, dried cranberries, bacon, grilled chicken, glazed pecans, and a sweet and tangy dressing is bursting with flavor. This is such a great salad for spring!

Strawberry Fields Salad

 

There’s sweetness from the strawberries, glazed pecans, and dressing, plus lots of saltiness from the feta cheese and bacon. The sweetness is balanced with plenty of tartness from the dressing and a little spiciness from the glazed pecans.

Strawberry Fields Salad with bacon, feta, glazed pecans, and a sweet and tangy dressing.

Fresh and juicy local strawberries are everywhere this time of year and since they are available for only a short time, I think it is best to try and eat them everyday.

Besides smoothies, salads are my favorite way to use up excess strawberries. I find that really ripe strawberries are so juicy, I only want a little drizzle of salad dressing with them.

Strawberry Fields Salad with bacon, feta, glazed pecans, grilled chicken, and a sweet and tangy dressing.

Tips for making Strawberry Fields Salad:

This salad is totally customizable. You can use romaine lettuce instead of mixed greens or blue cheese instead of feta.

Use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken instead of grilled.

Shrimp are a great choice if you don’t want to use chicken.

To simplify things, use store-bought glazed pecans.

Strawberry Fields Salad with bacon, feta, glazed pecans, grilled chicken, and a sweet and tangy dressing.

I add in some grilled chicken when I want to make a main dish out of this salad and leave it out when I am serving Strawberry Fields Salad with something else.

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Strawberry Fields Salad with bacon, feta cheese, glazed pecans, grilled chicken. and a sweet and tangy dressing.

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Strawberry Fields Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Strawberry Fields Salad with juicy fresh strawberries, feta cheese, red onion, dried cranberries, bacon, grilled chicken, glazed pecans, and a sweet and tangy dressing is bursting with flavor. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 (5-ounce) package mixed greens
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup glazed pecans, recipe below
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
Glazed Pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. To make dressing, whisk together all ingredients except oil. Gradually whisk in oil.
  2. To make pecans, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, salt, and both peppers to a boil. Add pecans and stir for 30 seconds to coat well. Transfer to a baking sheet greased with butter. Bake 12-14 minutes.
  3. In a large salad bowl, toss together greens, strawberries, onion, cranberries, feta cheese, chicken, bacon, and pecans.
  4. Toss with desired amount of dressing.
Recipe Notes

Serves 4-6

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Fields Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Originally published April 29, 2015

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18 thoughts on “Strawberry Fields Salad

  1. This is such a beautiful salad, Christin! I can’t get enough of strawberries and salads are one of my favorite ways to enjoy them too. I love everything you added in here – this is theperfect summer salad!

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