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
Source: Adapted from Cooking Light
3 T. white wine vinegar
3 T. water
1 T. honey
2 tsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
About 6 c. salad greens (I use mesculin or spring mix greens)
3 c. quartered strawberries
4 tsp. pine nuts (or slivered almonds)
Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Combine strawberries and greens. Add dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts.