Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Strawberry Salad Recipe

The strawberry salad I made was delish! I (sort of) followed this recipe from a website.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups baby arugula or torn arugula leaves
2 cups sliced strawberries (about 10 ounces)
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved and crumbled into small pieces (1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar (see Ingredient note)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1. Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a salad bowl; let cool for 5 minutes.
2. Add arugula, strawberries, Parmesan, pepper and salt. Sprinkle vinegar and oil over the salad; toss gently and serve at once.

My modifications:
I used both arugula and spinach.
I don't like salads drenched in dressing, so I sprinkled about a teaspoon of the balsamic and oil mix into the salad.


stringplay said...

I may be eating my usual PB sandwich while surfing, but I'd rather be having this fabulous salad. Yum.

Anonymous said...

this sounds wonderful! I'll hafta try it. Thanks. Pat F.

minipurl said...

Thanks for the recipe! You read my mind.

Anonymous said...

Sounds super easy, and delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe.

clarissa said...

Looks good!!! Love strawberries, I'll have to try this one ASAP!

zippiknits said...

Looks like it tastes fabulous! What a lovely salad for a hot summer day.