Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Strawberries are gorgeous and ripe year round. Use them in a salad... and then to make the snappy balsamic dressing. Add shredded rotisserie chicken for a protein. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, washed with stems removed
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Arrange the berries in a metal pie or cake tin and roast for 12 to 15 minutes until beginning to caramelize at edges. Combine berries with their pan juices, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in blender and pulse until smooth. Keep chilled in fridge to use within two weeks.
  • In a large wooden salad bowl toss baby spinach and diced strawberries with enough dressing to lightly coat. Divide onto serving plates. Add nuts and lumps of blue cheese.

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