Strawberry Feta Salad

 

Strawberries are in the markets and can be used for more than desserts. Give this Strawberry Feta Salad a try. Tender leaf lettuce, tangy feta and sweet strawberries drizzled with strawberry vinaigrette make a delicious summer salad!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces leaf lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • strawberry vinaigrette (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Toast the almonds:  Put the almonds in a  pan over medium heat stirring frequently until almonds are light brown.

Prepare the vinaigrette: Place olive oil, the 1/2 cup halved strawberries, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, basil, salt, and pepper in a small food processor. Blend until smooth.

Mix the salad: In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries, feta cheese, and toasted almonds.  Serve with strawberry vinaigrette.

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