STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH MIXED GREENS & STRAWBERRY LIME VINAIGRETTE
1 small cucumber
15-20 small strawberries
1 small apple
6 cups of mixed greens
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
2 limes, juiced
Cheese for crumbling (I used queso fresco, but feta would also taste great)
1. Cut and rinse greens. Set aside.
2. Chop cucumber, apple, and 10 strawberries into bite-sized pieces. Toss with greens.
3. Add olive oil, balsamic, honey, lime juice, salt, and 5-10 strawberries to food processor. Pulse until smooth and runny. I chose to use 10 strawberries. This produces a very sweet dressing. You might want to start with 5 and add more to taste.
4. If serving immediately, toss salad with dressing and crumble desired amount of cheese on top. Otherwise, store salad and dressing separately and combine before serving. The day I ate the salad with my family, I left the dressing out for everyone to drizzle as much as they liked. The next day, I poured the dressing and salad into a covered container and shook it to combine. I definitely preferred it the second way!
|Cut and rinse greens. Set aside.|
|Chop cucumber, apple, and 10 strawberries into bite-sized pieces.|
|Toss with greens.|
|If serving immediately, toss salad with dressing and crumble desired amount of cheese on top. Otherwise, store salad and dressing separately and combine before serving.|