Strawberry Pistachio Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

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This salad is simply refreshing & all the fresh flavors pump it up to be a showstopper!  Whether this dish is made just for you or if you want to impress your guests at your next dinner party, this will surely do the trick!

Shallot Vinaigrette Dressing:

  1. Dice up 2 small shallots (or 1 large) & place in small bowl
  2. Stir in 6T balsamic vinegar & 3T EVOO
  3. Pour mixture into a food processor  & blend for a few seconds
  4. Store in an airtight container & refrigerate

Strawberry Pistachio Salad:

  1. Mix 5 handfuls of baby spinach, 2 handfuls of arugula & 1C fresh basil leaves in a large bowl
  2. Add 20 sliced up strawberries, 1/4C raw shelled pistachios & 1/4t pepper to bowl
  3. Pour half the vinaigrette over the salad, blend & toss (if you’re like me and enjoy heavier dressing, you can toss the salad with all the vinaigrette)

I served this salad as a main with a side of grilled tofu – light & fresh for a perfect summer night!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 2 entree size salads w all the dressing): 380 calories – 28 grams of fat – 30 carbs – 8 grams of protein 

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