We really enjoyed this salad. I did double the dressing/strawberries and grilled the chicken. Will definitely make this again and would be proud to serve it to guests.
This is the perfect summer salad. Sweet, crunchy goodness, with a touch of salt from the feta. Used the first thyme of the season from the garden boxes. I served it with garlic bread. Will revisit again and again...
I'm not normally a salad fan for a meal however I really liked this salad. I saved half for the following day as I didn't have a dinner mate and it's not as good the next day, but maybe if you messed around with not putting everything together and saving it overnight it might work better. I made the suggested grain pairing with a slight substitution I used winter berries instead of farro as that was what I had on hand. Lesson there is either soak it overnight or use the pressure cooker or both.
This is my go to salad for weekday lunches. The spinach holds up really well with the dressing. My husband was very skeptical, but was glad he gave it a try. I have used almonds instead of the pecans and it is really good too!Read More
My husband and I both loved this and, I agree with the reviewer who wrote "You'll wish you made more!" The only change I made wasthat I used romaine lettuce and I marinated the strawberries for awhile, then drained them and poured the dressing on the greens and tossed them before mixing all the ingredients together.Read More
Wonderful flavors! Used strawberry balsamic, subbed quinoa for the side dish.Read More
This salad is a lovely mixture of color and flavor. My only question is why the recipe calls for marinated strawberries in the dressing and extra strawberries as well. It is completely unnecessary. If I had to choose, I would nix the strawberries in the dressing.Read More
This is EASILY my new favorite spring salad... maybe even my new favorite recipe of all time! I LOVE this salad (sad it only makes 2 servings)!!! I do have to say... it is phenomenal with the toasted farro as a side. I actually think it NEEDS the farro but the nutrition content for the farro is WAY OFF. Three-fourths cup of farro is over 300 calories and the recipe listed (that includes butter) estimates 97 calories. Hmmm?? Way off. Which is sad because its awesome. Will be making this recipe again and again!
This was a great dinner salad and it worked great for just the two of us. The strawberries pair so well with the balsamic vinegar. The salad is lightly dressed and has great flavors combos with the pecans, onion and feta. I used a smoked chicken breast I prepared this weekend on the smoker and it was even quicker and did not dirty the extra pan. I also really like farro, if you have not had it yet be sure to give it a try. It is nutty and has a satisfying mouth feel and helps you get your whole gains.Read More
Wonderful salad! Made this tonight. My daughter doesn't like strawberries so I used raspberries and blackberries and it worked well. She suggested apples next time. Her comment was, "We need more meals like this mom!"Read More
I made this salad for dinner tonight and could've easily eaten another bowl! I used blue cheese instead of feta and grilled the chicken. So good and perfect for a weeknight meal.Read More
Such a hit with my family and friends! Skipped he cheese and used regular balsamic vinegar as I couldn't find white. Still amazing!Read More
The strawberry mixture in this is awesome. I did not make the chicken and divided everything into 3 portions as I wanted side salads for lunch. I left the strawberries in separate dishes (so they didn't wilt the greens) and the taste just keeps getting better with longer marination. I did feel like the initial amount of dressing would be stingy for two entree salads, though the berries release more juice as they sit and, thus, extend the dressing. I would recommend making the marinated strawberries earlier in the day and allowing them to rest in the fridge for a while, especially for a larger salad.Read More