Strawberry Polenta Salad

Did I ever tell you how much I love salad? If not, I'm pretty sure my collection of salad recipes gives it away. Maybe I should have named my blog, Jillian Does Salad. Hmm.
I think it must have been because growing up, my mom used to always make her own salad dressings, and refused to use anything from the bottle. Now, I'm not like that, I can appreciate a good bottled dressing, but nothing will replace my love for homemade salad dressings. Nothing.
Last night, I made an easy strawberry polenta salad with a strawberry mint jam dressing. Took as long (or as short) as it took my boyfriend to make his Mac & Cheese! See below for this easy recipe.

  • Butter lettuce
  • Kale (or a kale, carrot, cabbage salad blend)
  • Roll of polenta (at least 4 slices of it)
  • Handful of strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tbsp shredded soy cheese
  • salt and pepper and 1 tsp garlic powder
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 heaping tbsp of Modern Gingham's strawberry balsamic jam
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350.
  2. Place your sliced polenta on baking sheet and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, put salad together, add strawberries and cheese on top.
  5. Mix your ingredients for the salad dressing.
  6. Take polenta out of the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut in half.
  7. Layer polenta slices on top of salad and drizzle with dressing. 
  8. Enjoy!
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1 comment

  1. This salad looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


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