Mixed Greens w/ Strawberry Vinaigrette

March 11, 2010

Filed Under : EAT - RECIPES

This salad is one of my all-time favorites and I’ve literally been making it NONSTOP.  First of all, it is so simple to make and second, it is beyond delicious!

Not only that but it looks really elegant as well, making it a perfect addition to a dinner party, tea party, baby/bridal shower, etc.  And I’m sorry but who doesn’t love strawberries in a salad?  They add an instant pop of color (and, not to mention, a sweet and delish taste).

I adapted this recipe from Rachael Ray and to make the Strawberry Vinaigrette, simply place 2 teaspoons of strawberry jam in a bowl.  Whisk in 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Make sure you whisk constantly until the jam dissolves and the vinaigrette has a creamy, smooth consistency.

To make the salad, place an entire bag of mixed greens in a bowl.  Add a handful of sliced, toasted almonds and 1 pint of sliced (lengthwise) strawberries.  Mix in the vinaigrette and toss to coat.

This recipe serves 4 to 5 people and I usually double it for larger parties (i.e. my tea party!).  Now that strawberry season is upon us (almost, kinda? It’s always strawberry season in these parts), this salad will a great feature for all your springtime fêtes!

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