Strawberry Kiwi Salad with Balsamic Dressing

strawberry_kiwi_saladSpring is in the air.  Celebrate spring with this sweet, fruity salad topped with tangy, balsamic dressing and crunchy almond slivers.  Hint: to get thin slices of strawberries, try using an egg slicer.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Go VeggieTM cream cheese alternative
  • 4 cups mesclun spring mix salad
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes or until mixture is reduced to half.  Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese alternative to form a creamy sauce.
  2. Prepare four salad bowls.  Place 1 cup spring mix in each bowl.  Top with ½ cup sliced strawberries, kiwi slices, and ¼ cup fresh peas.
  3. Drizzle balsamic dressing over salad.  Top with ¼ cup sliced almonds.

Yield: 4 servings

About Meredith Hink MS, RD, CD

I am a Corporate Dietitian with a foodservice distribution company. My professional areas of interest include food safety and sanitation, food marketing, food law, and vegetarian nutrition. In my spare time I am an avid food photographer and enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs.

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