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Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad

February 9, 2016

A refreshing green summer salad, perfectly complemented by balsamic vinaigrette and the addition of fresh strawberries, nuts, and cheese.

Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad

I recently got back from Amsterdam, and although I only spent one weekend there, my favorite jeans still refuse to button today, which is when I know itโ€™s definitely time for a salad. I usually prefer salad as a small meal, but since I have no choice other than having it as my main course for the day, I figured this better be a really good salad.

Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad

By looking at the ingredient list, you can probably see just how good it is, and although Iโ€™m eating it for lunch, it usually makes the perfect side dish or first course. Occasionally Iโ€™ll replace the strawberries with other sweet seasonal fruits, or use only baby spinach instead of the mixed baby greens. As for the dressing, I like this simple balsamic vinaigrette recipe, which combines perfectly with the sweet and refreshing strawberries.

Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad

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Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad
Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad
YIELD: 6 servings as a first course or side
 
A refreshing green summer salad, perfectly complemented by balsamic vinaigrette and the addition of fresh strawberries, nuts, and cheese.

Ingredients
  • 6 cups (200 g) mix of baby greens or fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries , hulled and quartered (or other berries)
  • 100 g/4 oz crumbled blue cheese (such as Roquefort) or goat cheese (such as Sainte Maure)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or other nuts/candid nuts , preferably toasted
Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey , optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. To make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. In a large bowl place greens, strawberries, cheese, and nuts. Pour as much dressing as you want over salad mixture and toss to combine Serve immediately.

 

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4 Comments

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    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    February 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    This salad is gorgeous, Shiran! I love strawberries and balsamic. Definitely will give this recipe a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kathy
    August 5, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe; it’s fantastic! I made this salad and took to a dinner party. Everyone raved. I had raspberry walnut dressing so skipped making the dressing and just put that on this time.

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    Autumn
    May 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I had this yesterday at a potluck and it is fabulous! It was so good that I had to look up the recipe today, so I can’t say I’ve made it. But it’s the perfect blend of salad vs. salad dressing, the perfect blend of tangy, sweet, salty, and greens. I plan on making this soon!

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    Katalin Kovacs
    July 12, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Great recipe! I used a bit of glaze but even without dressing this is just soooo delicious!

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