Butter lettuce topped with grilled chicken, sliced sweet strawberries, tangy feta cheese, toasted pecans and a tangy lemon vinaigrette dressing make up this delicious gluten-free salad. Whether you need a lunch or healthy salad for dinner this gluten-free strawberry pecan salad is the best!
I absolutely am in love with lemon vinaigrette dressing. It adds a light tartness to the sweet strawberries and feta cheese mixture. Thankfully strawberries can be found all year long in the grocery stores now. Now you can enjoy this gluten-free strawberry pecan salad anytime you like. Try my other salad recipes on the blog like simple caprese salad, gluten-free sweet and spicy pork noodle salad, Mexican market salad, kale fall salad and quinoa dried fruit salad.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR SALAD:
- Butter Lettuce
- Grilled Chicken
- Sliced Strawberries
- Toasted Pecans
- Crumbled Feta Cheese
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR VINAIGRETTE:
- Grainy Dijon Mustard
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
My gluten-free strawberry salad stands alone as a lunch or supper entree. Topped with grilled chicken it will fill you up without leaving you feeling heavy. This is such a great salad. Crunch from the pecans, sweetness from the strawberries and tang from the feta cheese. They all work fabulous together!
The gluten-free lemon vinaigrette is easy to make and only needs 4 ingredients. All you need is grainy dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, honey and olive oil. Add all ingredients to a mason jar and shake up. That is it!
HOW TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar or small food processor and mix up until well blended.
- Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
My recipe for toasted pecans is very simple too. Add 2 Tbsp maple syrup, pinch of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp cinnamon to a frying pan on medium heat. Once hot add the pecans, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Simple yet delicious!
This hearty gluten-free salad features fresh strawberries, butter lettuce, toasted pecans, crumbled feta and grilled chicken. It is all tossed in a sweet and tangy lemon vinaigrette.
I am a big fan of salads and eat one each and every day. Salads packed with all kinds of flavours, textures and ingredients is the best. This gluten-free strawberry pecan salad with lemon vinaigrette scratches off all the bases for me.
This gluten-free salad and lemon vinaigrette is wonderful to bring to bbq’s and gatherings. Everyone will gobble it up. Simple, easy to make, fresh and full of flavour. A strawberry pecan salad with lemon vinaigrette that is vibrant and quick to assemble. Colourful and flavourful. It will quickly become a favourite salad in your home.
HERE ARE MORE SALAD RECIPES:
- Quinoa Salad
- Quinoa Dried Fruit Salad
- Kale Fall Salad
- Simple Caprese Salad
- Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodle Salad
Gluten-Free Strawberry Pecan Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
- 2 tsp grainy mustard
- 1 tsp liquid honey
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Combine in a small food processor or mason jar the mustard, honey and lemon juice. Gradually whisk in olive oil until well combined.
- Layer the butter lettuce, grilled chicken, sliced strawberries, toasted pecans and crumbled feta in a salad bowl.
- Pour dressing over salad and serve.