Strawberry Bacon Salad with Creamy Strawberry Dressing

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Bursting with strawberries in both the salad AND the dressing, this Strawberry Bacon Salad with Creamy Strawberry Dressing is a perfect summertime salad. This one’s a keeper.

Overhead shot of a large white bowl of strawberry bacon salad with a jar of creamy strawberry dressing beside it.

My family easily devoured this salad in one sitting. It was the perfect side to go with the Barbecue Baby Back Ribs we made. Josh was home for Spring Break and we ate big. He’s the kid that makes food requests when he comes home. Nothing makes this momma happier than to hear that one of my boys wants me to cook for him.

Summertime fruit is something we look forward to all winter long. We get tired of our apples, oranges, and bananas, and it’s pretty fun to stock up on all the berries. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries. These are our favorites, and I’ve had more than one cashier ask me if I “juice”.

Nope, we just REALLY like our berries.

A small mason jar of creamy strawberry dressing with a spoon inside.
Side shot of a drizzle of creamy strawberry dressing over a large strawberry bacon salad.

This is an “eat the rainbow” type of salad. The vibrant colors make you eat with your eyes first, as any great salad should.

But most importantly, the taste is great. Here’s why.

  1. The sweet strawberries give the tangy dressing that perfect balance. That thing that makes you say, “oooh”.
  2. The salty bacon and feta give the salad fullness, as well as protein.
  3. Crunchy nuts are the other part of the equation, and toasting them brings out their full flavor.

Just look at the color of the dressing. It’s super easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser too.

Happy summer!

Hands using wooden spoons to serve the strawberry bacon salad.

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xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of a large white bowl of strawberry bacon salad with a jar of creamy strawberry dressing beside it.

Strawberry Bacon Salad with Creamy Strawberry Dressing

Sue Ringsdorf
A colorful and tasty salad combining healthy greens, sliced strawberries, crumbled bacon, toasted walnuts, feta cheese, and a delicious strawberry dressing!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 287 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

  • 12 cups mixed greens
  • 6 slices bacon – cooked
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces – toasted

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup strawberries – cut into chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon – freshly squeezed
  • 3 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix the salad ingredients together in a large serving bowl. 
  • Make the dressing by placing all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 7gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 338mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 964IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Keyword creamy strawberry dressing, strawberry bacon salad
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3 Comments

  1. Carrie Oliver says:

    I made your Strawberry Bacon salad and the Creamy Strawberry Dressing!!! Absolutely delicious, our whole family loved it, it paired well with our marinated, grilled pork loin and fresh asparagus out of the garden! We were skeptical about the dressing but, ohhhhhh so yummy, glad we tried it! I even made a double batch and am storing it in a mason jar in the refridgerator so we could enjoy it through the week! Thank you Sue!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Carrie! I’m so glad you tried the salad AND the dressing…and enjoyed it! Thanks so much for leaving me a kind review. 🙂

  2. To me, eating healthy is about finding the right combinations and this salad is awesome. So refreshing and healthy. It is hot in Texas and this is perfect to get your meal started.

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