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.
Recipe by California Strawberries at http://www.californiastrawberries.com/summer-loving-strawberry-salad/