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Strawberry salad with zesty honey mustard dressing

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This strawberry salad recipe features an eclectic mix of ingredients, like strawberries, mandarin oranges, pistachios, dried cranberries, and crumbled feta. I pair it with a honey mustard dressing, which is bursting with zesty citrus flavor to perfectly complement this scrumptious salad.


Strawberry Salad

  • 10 ounces mixed spring green lettuce or fresh spinach
  • 1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 4 peeled mandarin oranges (separate the segments)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup pistachios (or nuts of your choice), shelled and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta or whichever cheese you like
  • sliced avocado, optional


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mandarin orange zest
  • 2-4 tbsp juice from oranges
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine the lettuce, strawberries, orange sections, avocado, and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Toss these ingredients together.
  2. Salad Dressing: Add all of the ingredients listed except for the oil in a food processor or blender and blend. Then add in the oil while pulsing the processor or blender until well combined (should only need to do this for 10-15 seconds or so).
  3. Add the dressing to the tossed salad ingredients (you may not need it all) and toss again.
  4. Before serving scatter strawberry slices, orange slices, and avocado on top and sprinkle a bit more feta and nuts if desired to make a beautiful salad to serve.

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