March 25, 2011

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette is a simple, flavorful, and beautifully eye-catching salad starring Spring's little red beauties.

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette


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. 

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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.

Dressed with a Honey Vinaigrette that pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the strawberries, something deliciously  different is certainly what this salad delivers up.

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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 word of "warning," though - the vinegar in the dressing 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 faded and puny the next day!

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette


Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
Dressing:
  • 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
Salad:
  • About 6 c. salad greens {mesculin greens or spring mix}
  • 3 c. sliced strawberries
  • 2 T. pine nuts {or slivered almonds}
Directions
  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.

5 comments:

  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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  2. Nothing better than a berry salad wth a great light dressing! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! :-)
    Cathy

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  3. A beautiful and simple salad. My kids would love a honey vinaigrette. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

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  4. Love if you stop by Fabulous Friday to share this yummy post and you blog is so pretty!
    MARIA
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-features-31/

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  5. What a delicious salad for this Summer! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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