Spring Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is spring on a plate! Butter lettuce, strawberries, and caramelized onions love this vinaigrette.Jump to Recipe
💐Spring, glorious spring! Spring means that the farmers’ markets have amazing strawberries – juicy, sweet, and red all the way through. 🍓 So why not throw them on a salad? And for a counterpoint, how about – don’t freak out now – caramelized onions? And for a bit of acidity, a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette?
If you have successfully re-introduced goat dairy, some goat cheese would be to die for on this salad. And maybe some pepitas, if re-introduced. I promise that if you’re still in the elimination phase of AIP, this salad will still be yummy. It works as a side, or also as a main dish with the addition of a protein.
A couple tips
I often talk about a mini processor on here. I use the Cuisinart 3-Cup Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor. It is an invaluable tool for making dressings, salsas, pesto, etc., and works better than a blender for these kinds of things, IMO. They come in fun colors, too. Mine is yellow! Try it for this dressing.
As for caramelizing the onions, I can’t tell you exactly how long it will take, but know that it will be longer than you think! Don’t try to hurry the process, though. Your patience will be rewarded. Just persevere. Let ‘em cook low and slow……… When they’re done, let them cool to room temperature.
🍓Happy spring!!! 🌸🦋🌸
P.S. If you can’t get enough of fresh, in-season strawberries, you gotta try my Fresh Strawberry Pie! Piiiiiieeeeee….
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