Hey, What’s Cookin’?
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
- 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
- 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.
- Put the lettuces in a large bowl. Add the strawberries and feta. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, toss well and serve.
- 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.
Photograph via: F&W