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
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients
Dressing:
3 T. white wine vinegar
3 T. water
1 T. honey
2 tsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Salad:
About 6 c. salad greens (I use mesculin or spring mix greens)
3 c. quartered strawberries
4 tsp. pine nuts (or slivered almonds)

Directions
Whisk together all dressing ingredients.  Combine strawberries and greens.  Add dressing and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with pine nuts.


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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.
    Katie

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