Citrus Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Bacon Vinaigrette

A classic salad with a twist—this Citrus Spinach Salad recipe is sprinkled with chopped pistachios and drizzled with a warm bacon vinaigrette brightened up with a bit of citrus. Light and refreshing, this salad is the perfect way to welcome spring.

Citrus Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Bacon Vinaigrette | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com #onthetable

I have some exciting news to share….I’ve been keeping it a secret for a few weeks now and have, literally, been busting at the seams to share the big announcement! I really hope I didn’t overhype it because I’m so thrilled to tell you that The Suburban Soapbox (that’s me!) is partnering with Harry and David this year to bring you some amazing recipes that are great for family dinners and big soirees!  I’ll also be a contributor on the Harry and David blog! I’ve been a longtime customer of Harry and Davids so this is a dream come true for me.  They recently shipped me a big truckload of oranges and I’ve been working my way through them for the past few weeks.  This Citrus Spinach Salad with their Honeybell Oranges (a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit) is nothing short of spectacular.

Citrus Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Bacon Vinaigrette | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com #onthetable

When the weather gets a little warmer, we love to entertain a bit more. I love to use fresh ingredients to create dishes that are bright and inviting. I create a lot of recipes that integrate ingredients from winter and spring….like oranges and strawberries, which would otherwise stand alone in a dish of their own. Honeybell Oranges are the perfect companion to sweet strawberries in this modernized version of the classic spinach salad.  The Honeybell Oranges are juicy and sweet with less acidity than a navel orange.  Their fresh-picked flavor shines in any salad and they’re equally amazing just to enjoy as a quick snack.

Citrus Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Bacon Vinaigrette | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com #onthetable

This Citrus Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Bacon Vinaigrette is a wonderful addition to any spring menu.  Great as a light lunch or dinner, as well as, a stunning centerpiece to any brunch spread. It’s super easy to make and can be assembled in advance  I know you’ll love this salad after one bite, it’s like a big, fresh party in your mouth. It’s great for a crowd…just like this salad with juicy pears and my favorite main course salad.  And I must confess…I’m not a big salad person but I ate this entire thing myself.  The whole bowl….which, comfortably, serves 6-8 people. BEST SALAD EVER!

For the recipe, visit the Harry and David blog!

5 comments on “Citrus Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Bacon Vinaigrette”

  1. Congratulations on that excellent Harry & David news Kellie. Very exciting! Can’t wait to see the recipes you come up with. We receive a Harry & David Christmas gift every year and it’s the highlight of our season. This is one gorgeous salad with the Honeybell Oranges!

  2. Such a bright, beautiful salad! Congratulations on teaming up with Harry & David – they seriously know their fruit! And you are putting it to great use here – can’t wait to see the other yummy recipes you come up with!

  3. This salad looks absolutely delicious. so much color and flavor!

  4. This sounds perfect for Spring and Summer! Beautiful!

  5. This salad is PERFECT for Spring!

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