Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican Fruit Salad

This Mexican Fruit Salad recipe is a great way to enjoy fruit, especially California Strawberries!

Mexican Fruit Salad
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Serves: 8 Servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups (about 1¼ pounds) halved stemmed California strawberries
  • 2 cups mango chunks
  • 2 cups melon chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1½ teaspoons ancho chile powder
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, combine strawberries, mango, melon and pineapple.
  2. Add orange juice, lime juice, sugar, salt and chile powder to taste; mix well.

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Strawberry, Shrimp and Feta Salad

Strawberry Shrimp Feta Salad

This Strawberry, Shrimp and Feta Salad is a hit! Find more of our recipes here!

 

Strawberry, Shrimp and Feta Salad
Serves: 4 Servings
 
Ingredients
Salad:
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¾ pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 2 cups (about 10 ounces) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens, such as butter lettuce and watercress
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced (about 24 slices)
Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. In small bowl, toss onion with 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette; set aside.
  2. Over grill or in pan on stove top, grill shrimp 5 minutes, turning once, or until pink and cooked through.
  3. In another bowl, toss strawberries with 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette.
  4. In large bowl, toss greens and onion with enough of the remaining vinaigrette to coat lightly.
  5. Divide among 4 chilled salad plates and arrange strawberries and shrimp on top of greens.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with slices of cucumber.
Tips:
  1. For a variation, substitute shredded smoked chicken for the shrimp. Pre-cooked, shelled shrimp may be substituted for grilled shrimp.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 304 Fat: 17g Carbohydrates: 15g Sodium: 808mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 25g Cholesterol: 192mg

 


Strawberry & Fava Bean Salad

Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad with Pecorino

Strawberry & Fava Bean Salad topped with Pecorino! This recipe is a great salad, made with fresh California Strawberries!

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Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad with Pecorino
 
Ingredients
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 2 cups shelled fresh fava beans (about 2 pounds in pods)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups rucola (wild arugula)
  • Pecorino cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and the fava beans.
  3. Boil 1 minute; drain and cool fava beans in ice water.
  4. Drain fava beans; pinch one end and slip off tough skins of larger beans (skin on small beans is not usually tough). Discard skins.
  5. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice.
  6. In a large bowl, season shelled fava beans and strawberries with salt and pepper.
  7. Add rucola and enough dressing to coat salad lightly.
  8. Mix gently and spoon onto a platter or 6 salad plates.
  9. With a vegetable peeler, shave cheese generously over salad. Grind more pepper on top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 232 Fat: 8g Sodium: 32g Fiber: 1g Protein: 15g Cholesterol: 172mg

 


Strawberry & Cotija Salad

Strawberry, Grilled Romaine and Cotija Cheese Salad

When it comes to strawberry salad, we always want more! Have you tried your salads with grilled romaine? Charring the romaine leaves enhances the flavor, making this salad from Gerry Speirs at Foodness Gracious a stand out.

Strawberries are so versatile, making it easy to incorporate 8 strawberries into your daily meal plans. With just one serving of 8 strawberries packing a nutritional punch, who wouldn’t want to eat strawberries every day?

Strawberry Salad with Grilled Romaine and Cotija Cheese

Strawberry Salad with Grilled Romaine and Cotija Cheese
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 slices salami sliced to bacon thickness
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup ripe California Strawberries
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
  • ½ tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the sour cream, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper to make the dressing and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the salami and sauté in a pan until crispy. Transfer to some paper towel to drain.
  3. Preheat your grill to high and remove the outer leaves of the lettuce.
  4. Slice the romaine in half-length ways, drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Lay each half onto the hot grill cut side down and girl for about 2-3 minutes or until the romaine starts to get a good char color on it.
  6. Transfer the lettuce to a large platter.
  7. Slice the strawberries into quarters and place on top of the romaine wedges.
  8. Cut the avocado into small dice and add to the romaine followed by the salami chunks, oregano, cilantro and cheese.
  9. Lightly drizzle some of the dressing over the romaine and serve at once.


Strawberry & Farro Salad

Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad

We’re loving this Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad from registered dietitian Kaleigh McMordie! It uses strawberries in a lunch or side dish that’s so satisfying.

Not only are strawberries delicious, there are so many health benefits that strawberries offer. One serving of eight strawberries provides 140 percent of the total recommended daily value of vitamin C. Paired with whole grains, herbs and avocado, this strawberry salad will be your new favorite way to get in eight strawberries a day.

Try it with grilled chicken or steak for a heartier meal. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked farro
  • 2½ cups water or vegetable stock
  • ½ lb California strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp blush wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water or stock to a boil. Add farro and simmer; cover 25–30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain any remaining liquid. Let farro cool completely.
  2. Add cooled farro to a large bowl with sliced California strawberries, diced avocado, basil leaves and crumbled goat cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (vinegar through pepper). Pour over farro salad. Gently toss to coat. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Strawberry & Zucchini Salad

Strawberry, Summmer Corn + Zucchini Salad

If summer could spill onto a plate, it might just look like this strawberry, summer corn and zucchini salad dish created by Ellise from Cowgirl Chef. So, you can have a taste of summer any time of the year.

There’s no reason to only put strawberries on the dessert tray. Sweet with a bit of acidity, California strawberries can easily star in savory dishes, too, like this one, a light summery salad made with two of the season’s other big players, corn and zucchini.

Strawberries, Summer Corn + Zucchini
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 10 to 12 California strawberries
  • 2 ears fresh corn
  • Champagne vinaigrette, recipe follows
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • a few mint leaves, finely chopped
  • sea salt and pepper
  • Champagne vinaigrette
  • Makes about ¾ cup
  • ¼ cup Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. With a handheld julienne slicer or spiralizer, make long skinny noodles out of your zucchini. Put in a medium serving bowl.
  2. Hull the strawberries, then dice them. I like to chop mine into smallish bits, about ¼-inch. Add to the bowl with the zucchini noodles.
  3. Slice the kernels off of the corn cobs, and sprinkle on top of the zucchini and diced strawberries. Drizzle the Champagne vinaigrette on top, crumble the goat cheese and add this to the salad, too, along with the mint. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
  4. Champagne Vinaigrette
  5. Put the first 4 ingredients in an old jam jar and give it a shake to blend. Add the oil and shake again. Taste for seasonings. Will keep in the fridge for about a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Strawberry & Quinoa Salad

Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vinagrette

Who doesn’t love a delicious strawberry salad? This Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vinagrette will satisfy your cravings.  Knowing that California strawberries are low in sugar and calories – only 45 calories per serving! – enjoying this salad is even sweeter. Not to mention, it’s a super easy way to eat a serving of 8 strawberries.

Eating one serving of 8 strawberries a day has many suprising health benefits! For example, eating 8 medium strawberries provides 110 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, and 5 percent of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Talk about some great health benefits in a tiny package!

Check out the recipe below from our friend and registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta. Let us know what you think!

Strawberry-Quinoa Salad Recipe
Serves: ½ cup for quinoa, 4 strawberries sliced with ¼ avocado
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 16 medium sized California strawberries, destemmed and cut into half inch slices
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 8 tbsp Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, add the quinoa, vegetable stock, and sea salt. Bring it up to a boil and then simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. Set aside and cool.
  2. Slice up the strawberries and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Peel and cut the avocado into ¼ slices.
  4. Serve 4 strawberries sliced with ¼ avocado and mix 2 tablespoons of dressing per serving.

In this recipe, roast the strawberries to bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit. By combining it with thyme, the herbal notes offer a great complement to the sweet berry flavors.

Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vinagrette

Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe
Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • 8 medium sized California strawberries, stemmed and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Canola oil spray
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.. In a medium-sized bowl, add the strawberries, coconut sugar and thyme. Mix and let it sit for about 5 minutes to allowsome of the natural juices to be released.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with canola oil. Add the strawberry mixture and roast for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 minute.
  3. In a food processor, add the strawberry mixture. Make sure to get any excess juices left over from the baking sheet. Add the mustard, salt, vinegar and oil. Puree until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  4. Refrigerate and store up to one week.

 


Strawberry & Steak Salad

Summer comes and goes, but my internal food alarm seems to be ringing off the hook for summer food and flavors year-round. At the top of my list are juicy California strawberries and steak. Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to enjoy them together in a recipe? Good news: I’ve created a salad recipe that brings them together in new way, a Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad.

I love pairing bold-flavored foods, like steak, with fresh and light ingredients like strawberries to create surprising combinations. Plus, layering a lean steak on top of a mound of nutrient rich ingredients is a balanced way to enjoy it any day of year.

Instead of using fresh strawberries in this steak, I enhanced the strawberries by slow roasting them. This turns them into a naturally-sweet chutney/dressing on top of this flavor-explosion of a salad. If you’ve never roasted strawberries before then today is the day and this recipe is the place to start.

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad

While the prep time looks lengthy in the recipe below, it’s mostly hands-off cook time. You can even prep many of the cooked ingredients ahead of time and reheat right before serving. Truly, this salad is easy to put together but is a show-stopper for looks and flavor. I hope you will give it a try at your first summer gathering or at your dinner table this week.

Enjoy!
Jenna

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad

 

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad
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Serves: Serves 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh California strawberries, washed, dried, hulled, and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lb top sirloin fillets
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 1” pieces
  • 6 cups spring mix greens
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa (from about ¾ cup dry quinoa)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 2 tbsp chiffonade fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a 2 quart baking dish (or 8x8 square pan), toss strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Bake strawberries for 50 minutes, checking every 15 minutes and gently tossing in the juices.
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa if needed.
  4. Then, heat a heavy skillet (cast iron if you have it) over medium high heat. Season fillets with pepper and salt. When skillet is hot, add vegetable oil, then cook fillets to medium doneness, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside on a cutting board to rest. After about 5 minutes (more time is OK), thinly slice steak against the grain.
  5. Reduce the skillet heat to medium and add green beans. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook till evaporated or green beans are crisp tender, about 4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  6. When strawberries are done baking, assemble salad. Layer a large platter with the spring mix greens, then spoon cooked quinoa on top. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, about 1 tablespoon. Layer green beans on top of quinoa. Place steak slices on top of salad then spoon cooked strawberries and juice on top. Lastly, arrange sesame seeds, mozzarella pearls, and basil all around salad to your preference. If desired, sprinkle a small amount of fresh, ground black pepper on top.

Jenna Braddock, MSH, RDN, CSSD of MakeHealthyEasy.com.


Strawberry Walnut Salad

Strawberry Walnut Salad

This Summer Loving Strawberry Walnut Salad recipe will get you in the mood for summer anytime of the year! With a Sherry Vinaigrette dressing and fresh California Strawberries, this dish is healthy and delicious!

Summer Loving Strawberry Salad

Enjoy!

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Summer Loving Strawberry Salad
 
Ingredients
Salad:
  • 2 cups California strawberries – cleaned and quartered
  • 2 cups watermelon – diced small – yellow and red, if available
  • ¼ cup fresh basil – sliced
  • 1 handful arugula
  • Sherry Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ⅓ cup candied walnuts or pecans
  • ⅓ cup blue or goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses or balsamic syrup
Sherry Vinaigrette:
  • ½ cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 shallot – cut in half and sliced thin
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Sherry Vinaigrette:
  1. Bring the sherry vinegar and honey to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, pour the hot sherry mixture over the shallots and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Once cooled, whisk olive oil with the shallots and add salt and pepper to taste.
Salad:
  1. In a large mixing bowl add strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula.
  2. Gently drizzle Sherry Vinaigrette over strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula mixture.
  3. Toss and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Plate on desired service platter or into bowls.
  5. Top with the nuts, cheese, syrup and serve.

 


Strawberry, Quinoa & Fruit Salad

Strawberry Quinoa Fruit Salad

Incorporating a serving of eight strawberries into your everyday diet in a healthy way is easier than you may think! Not to mention, any meal with strawberries will be super delicious, especially this Strawberry Quinoa Fruit Salad Recipe!

Strawberry Quinoa Fruit Salad Recipe

We love this strawberry quinoa fruit salad with citrus vinaigrette created by our friend Kelly Pfieffer at Nosh and Nourish, and we know you’ll love it, too! Give this recipe a try next time you’re in need of a fun fruit salad recipe.

Strawberry Quinoa Fruit Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
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Serves: Serves 8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups diced organic California strawberries
  • 3⁄4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3⁄4 cups diced mango
  • 3⁄4 cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Avocado (pitted, peeled, then diced)
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Orange Juice (for the dressing)
  • 2 tbsp raw agave nectar (for the dressing --- or sub honey)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (for the dressing)
  • 1⁄2 tsp rice vinegar (for the dressing)
  • Juice from 1 lime (for the dressing)
  • 10 Chile Lime Mango Harvest Snaps - Black Bean Crisps (to garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine the fruit, quinoa, avocado, and red onion in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large measuring cup, combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. When ready to eat, pour the dressing over the fruit salad. Serve in small bowls.
  4. Top with crushed Chile Lime Mango Crisps (optional).

 

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