There’s nothing I love more than the perfect salad. (Well, okay, maybe chocolate, but I digress…) I love it when I discover a salad that combines textures and flavors that don’t make sense…until you taste them together.
The recipe I’m sharing today does just that. It’ll make your mouth dance with flavor, and it’ll give you good reason to buy an extra pint of strawberries every time you go to the store. The original recipe came from Quick Cooking, and I’ve made one or two minor variations as noted below.
Strawberry Tossed Salad
6 cups torn Romaine lettuce (The original recipe calls for mixed salad greens, but my favorite is Romaine.)
1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced
1 pkg (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup sunflower kernels (or slivered almonds are good too!)
Balsamic vinaigrette (I like to either use Brianna’s blush wine vinaigrette or make my own dressing by combining equal parts olive oil with balsamic vinegar.)
Start by combining all the ingredients except the dressing. Just before serving, toss with the dressing until coated. (Makes 4-6 servings)
*photo from Tasteofhome.com
What are your favorite salad toppings or flavor combinations? Any foods that signal the arrival of spring to you?