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
Author: Gerry Speirs, @foodnessgracious
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
1 cup ripe California Strawberries
1 Tbsp fresh chopped oregano
½ Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese
Whisk together the sour cream, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper to make the dressing and set aside.
Roughly chop the salami and sauté in a pan until crispy. Transfer to some paper towel to drain.
Preheat your grill to high and remove the outer leaves of the lettuce. Slice the romaine in half-length ways, drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. 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. Transfer the lettuce to a large platter.
Slice the strawberries into quarters and place on top of the romaine wedges.
Cut the avocado into small dice and add to the romaine followed by the salami chunks, oregano, cilantro and cheese.
Lightly drizzle some of the dressing over the romaine and serve at once.
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!
Fresh or frozen, CA strawberries are a versatile fruit that can help you keep your healthy-eating resolutions in check. Available year-round and delicious in both sweet and savory dishes, strawberries offer a nutritional boost to any meal of the day. Look through for a healthy recipe roundup to keep you on top of your nutritional kick!
For the New Year, we’ve enlisted four of our RD ambassadors − Regan Jones, Jenna Braddock, Robin Plotkin, and Caroline Kaufman − to create a roundup of #FreshorFrozen CA strawberry healthy recipe hacks that are perfect for the whole family, from breakfast to dessert.
Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats
Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to get your 8-a-day of California strawberries. Here are just a few fun new recipes you can try!
_ _ _ _ _ Regan Jones, RD, serves up a Superfast Breakfast Strawberry Crisp, combining ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen in this quick how-to video. She starts with frozen California strawberries and ends up with a breakfast so delicious you’ll think you’re eating dessert!
_ _ _ _ _ Making healthy easy is RD Jenna Braddock’s forte and it shines in this Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oatsrecipe, featuring frozen California strawberries. Simply prepare before bedtime and wake up to a healthy grab-and-go meal!
Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats
RD, Robin Plotkin, shares one of her favorite healthy lunch hacks − using sandwiches as an easy way to get your veggies and fruits in.
RD, Caroline Kaufman, whipped up this simple dessert hack that makes keeping your healthy-eating resolutions more attainable. By indulging in healthier versions of your favorite desserts, it’s easy to satisfy your sweet tooth vs. depriving it.