Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summertime salads: Strawberries

Nothing better to celebrate the arrival of summer than a nice juicy punnet of strawbs, and they're just absolutely fabulous in salads!

Get this: 

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • 8-10 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • pepper to taste

Do this:
Wash, dry and tear the iceberg lettuce leaves and layer with the baby spinach on a plate or in a salad bowl. Chop up the strawberries and add them to the leaves along with the nuts and apricots. Spoon on the olive oil and give the salad a good stir. Mix in the blue cheese and finish with pepper.

Try this:
If you're allergic to nuts you could try adding croutons instead. If you're not a fan of blue cheese you could substitute it for goats' cheese, or similar. 

I recommend enjoying this salad with a nice glass of Ros√©Cheers!

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