Strawberries and balsamic vinegar…a very tasty combination! I am a sucker for fruit in salads. One of my favorite salads right now is the Cranberry, Walnut, Goat Cheese salad from The Loop. It is so yum! Anywho, so the other day I was rummaging in the kitchen wondering what I was going to eat for lunch. After looking in the fridge I decided on a piece of leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before, strawberries and some salad mix. The makings of a delicious salad, but one problem…no dressing!
I knew my friend, Google was going to be able to help me out with that though.
I quickly googled for a balsamic recipe and found this one. Simple and using staples that I had on hand! I added slightly less olive oil and increased the honey b/c I wanted it more on the sweet side.
I was pretty stoked to find pecans in the pantry to add to my salad. If I would have had feta or goat cheese, that would have been icing on the cake! It was still DANG tasty even without the cheese though. I would make it again in a heartbeat. Actually I would have made it today if I’d remembered I had leftover chicken!
Here are the measurments I *think* I used. I knew I should have written it down, but alas, I did not. Which means I have to rely on my memory. And I’ll be the first to tell you that my memory isn’t the best. :o\
1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
2 t honey
1 t dijon mustard
I was trying to cut back the oil, but still wanted enough dressing to cover my salad. I think it probably has so much EVOO to balance out the flavors. Oh well, it was delicious the way I made it so no harm done! Just had to add a little extra honey. 🙂