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Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad

Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad

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

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.