Gorgeous summer strawberry spinach salad topped with basil arugula pesto bocconcini, toasted pistachios, fresh strawberries, jumbo grilled shrimp and drizzled with a homemade poppy seed dressing. The best strawberry salad you’ll ever make that’s perfect for lunch.
One of our go-to summer salads that’s light and refreshing, perfect for those hot summer days where you don’t want to eat something heavy. The salad also works well as a side to grilled burgers or sausages on the Q. All you need is a few simple ingredients.
It’s honestly a flavor explosion. You have sweet strawberries that are juicy and just pop with every bite, tangy poppy seed dressing, a little bit of spice from the grilled shrimp which we seasoned with Calabrian Chilies, Tajin and lime juice, creamy bocconcini that we tossed in basil arugula pesto that adds earthy flavors to the salad and freshness and crunchy pistachios… you get the picture. This is one of those salads that makes me think summer is finally here and I want to eat as much fresh produce as possible and pack it all up into one delicious meal.
We added some jumbo grilled shrimp to give the salad a boost of protein, its completely optional, if you serve it as a side no need for protein but if you are serving this as a main you can swap out the shrimp for grilled chicken, chickpeas, or grilled salmon.
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