Serve It Up: Strawberry Summer Salad

I love to eat salads in the summer.  It’s cool, refreshing, and easy to throw together.  I can take them to work, I can prepare them in advance, and I can vary what I put in them.  Here’s what I put in one of my favorites.

Summer Strawberry Salad

  • Mixed greens (romaine, kale, spinach, arugula)
  • Walnuts
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Sliced red onions
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Sliced hard-boiled egg
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes

Then you have to decide on the salad dressing.  I switch between a balsamic vinaigrette and a basil vinaigrette.  To try the basil vinaigrette, in a food processor, combine a cup of extra virgin olive oil, two cups of basil leaves, 2 minced shallots, and a half teaspoon of minced garlic, then blend until liquefied.  Add a cup of red wine vinegar and pulse a few times until mixed.  Pour over your salad (store the rest in a cruet for later!) and enjoy!

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