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Strawberry Feta Salad

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Strawberry Feta Salad is a great meal for these hot, humid days. Crunchy baby lettuces are topped with ripe, red strawberries, feta cheese and a sprinkle of smoked almonds. The dressing is a wonderfully tangy Dijon vinaigrette that’s a cinch to whip up. Strawberry Feta Salad is a whole lot of flavor in just one bowl!

Decided that you’re not a fan of feta? Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola (the milder, Italian version of Blue Cheese) crumbles are excellent substitutes. You could even use shredded sharp cheddar!

 

Strawberry Feta Salad

Adapted from: a recipe from Food & Wine
Makes: 4 main courses or 6 side servings


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • one small shallot, minced
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 oz. assorted baby lettuces
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries; hulled and halved or quartered
  • 4 oz (1 cup) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup smoked almonds, chopped


Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mustard, honey, shallot and vinegar. Stir in the olive oil and season with the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  2. Put the lettuces in a large bowl. Add the strawberries and feta. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, toss well and serve.
  3. Pass the chopped almonds for diners to sprinkle over their salads.

 

Notes:  If you are serving this salad as a main course and want more protein, use 1 lb. of cooked & sliced chicken breast or tenders and add 4 oz to each of the 4 individual salads.

 

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JC

Photograph via: F&W

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