Arugula & Feta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula & Feta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2013

This fresh arugula and feta salad recipe is dressed with a tangy strawberry vinaigrette made from a base of fresh pureed strawberries. If you can't find the sweetest strawberries, don't worry—strawberries with a little more pucker are wonderfully suited to salads, salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes, as we use them here.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled, divided
  • 1 spring onion or scallion, trimmed
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon agave nectar or sugar (optional)
  • 10 cups arugula (about 5 ounces), trimmed if necessary
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


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  1. Puree 4 strawberries and onion (or scallion) in a small food processor or blender until chopped. Add garlic, vinegar, oil, tarragon, mustard, salt and pepper; pulse until well combined. Taste and add a little agave (or sugar) if the dressing is too tart.
  2. Toss arugula and feta in a large bowl. Slice the remaining strawberries and add to the bowl. Toss the salad with the dressing.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 1/3 cups
  • Per serving: 118 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 453 IU vitamin A; 31 mg vitamin C; 128 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 289 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (52% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat

Reviews 1

May 10, 2013
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By: jillsusanne
Good not sensational Made just the dressing portion today (put on salad with goat cheese, red onion, almonds, peas, and strawberries). This was good but not something I would go to all the trouble to make again. It fell a little short in the flavor department and I can whip up a balsamic vinaigrette much faster with a better flavor result. Pros: Seasonal, fresh, light Cons: Not super flavorful, several ingredients