Strawberry SaladJul 2nd, 2008 | By Peter Minakis | Category: Appetizer, Cheese, Fruit, Main, Recipe, Salad, Side, Vegetarian
Local field strawberries are appearing in the markets and one bite into them reminds me that local is always best.
No need to steep these in sugar or any other flavour enhancer – a simple bowl of strawberries after dinner is fine by me.
Or I also like strawberries as part of my salad. The sweet and tart flavours of a strawberry play well against savory in a salad.
Here, I pretty much winged this salad, used what was on hand and I think I came up with a harmonious mix of ingredients, seasonal fare and as always, delicious.
When you’re ready to eat this salad, hunch your back over, turn away from the others and protect yourself and the salad…the last time I made this, someone else’s fork just dived into my salad and stole a forkful!
4 large handfuls of Spring Mesclun Mix
1/2 pint of strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 small clove of garlic, minced
4 Tbsp. raspberry balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
- Wash & rinse your salad greens and ensure most of the water has been removed from the leaves and reserve.
- In a large bowl, add the mustard, garlic and vinegar and start whisking the ingredients until a paste has formed. Now continue whisking while adding a slow and steady stream of olive oil until you get a creamy, emulsified mixture. Taste and adjust seasoning and add salt and pepper according to taste.
- Add your salad greens, strawberries and tarragon into the bowl and gently toss to coat all your salad leaves.
- Divide your salad and top with the walnuts and crumbled blue cheese.
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