March 25, 2011

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Viniagrette


It's almost strawberry season! Nice-looking fresh strawberries are starting to make their appearance in grocery stores here, and I'm really excited about it!

Here's a really simple, very flavorful, and beautifully eye-catching salad starring those little red beauties. And I love, that on top of all that, it's "different" than just your basic tossed salad. Not that I have anything against your basic tossed salad - eat it all the time - but, sometimes you just want something a little bit different.

This salad is so tasty and pretty, I often make it when I have guests for dinner.  Or, when I'm bringing a dinner to someone.  One "warning," though - the vinegar begins to take its toll on the strawberries pretty quickly.  I recommend dressing the salad right before serving.  You can certainly keep the leftovers overnight, but the strawberries will be a bit faded and puny the next day!

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light
(Printable recipe)
  • 3 T. white wine vinegar
  • 3 T. water
  • 1 T. honey
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • About 6 c. salad greens {mesculin greens or spring mix}
  • 3 c. sliced strawberries
  • 2 T. pine nuts {or slivered almonds}
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl; whisk until well combined. {Or, place in a jar and shake until well mixed.}
  2. Combine strawberries and greens. Add dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty salad. Your recipe sounds like one I would love to try out. Thanks for coming by to share! Have a great weekend.


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