Strawberries with greens

    Recently a coworker introduced me to a brand of salad dressing that is simply wonderful, Briannas.  While perusing the grocery store I had seen and was drawn to it’s beautifully simple artistic label but for some reason had never purchased it.  My skeptical self was wondering if it was as good as it looked.  Enter a coworker with fabulous and unique food tastes like me.  One day at lunch I watched as she poured a vinaigrette over her brightly colored salad and asked her if the dressing was good.  Her eyes lit up and she told me it was wonderful.  I trusted her recommendation.  I was hooked as soon as I tried it.  I also kept trying it, purchasing the different varieties.  They are all superb.  So far to date we have tried the Dijon honey mustard, Caesar, blue cheese, New American, French vinaigrette, and the blush wine vinaigrette.
     I am a lover of strawberries, have been since I was a little girl.  Growing up my parents always had a large garden next to the house and at the very end were several rows of strawberries.  I loved to pick the berries in that patch especially when they had been sitting in the sun ripening.  I would pop those things in my mouth quickly, almost greedily.  The berries warmed by the sun seemed to just explode then melt in my mouth.  It was extremely satisfying.  When I saw Briannas blush wine vinaigrette, the strawberry on the label, and the “delicious on fresh strawberries” printed above it drew me in.  I knew I had to try it.  At first I wasn’t so sure I wanted to put it on strawberries but eventually I did.  I made a light chicken salad with grilled chicken breast,  mixed greens, crumbled feta, red onions thinly sliced, and quartered berries. I love this for its lightness and the dressing imparts a sweet yet tangy bite that is very complementary.  I have made this salad again and again.  Below is a picture of the salad minus the red onions because I did not have any that day.  Eric also loves it.  Tasty and satisfying, we feel good about eating it.

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