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Strawberry, Watermelon, & Walnut Salad

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Strawberry Walnut Salad

This 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!

Strawberry Walnut Salad

Strawberry, Watermelon, & Walnut Salad

Ingredients

Strawberry Walnut 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
  • 1/3 cup candied walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 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

To make the Sherry Vinaigrette:

  • Bring the sherry vinegar and honey to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl, pour the hot sherry mixture over the shallots and let cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, whisk olive oil with the shallots and add salt and pepper to taste.

To make the Strawberry Walnut Salad:

  • In a large mixing bowl add strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula.
  • Gently drizzle Sherry Vinaigrette over strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula mixture.
  • Toss and season with salt and pepper.
  • Plate on desired service platter or into bowls.
  • Top with the nuts, cheese, syrup and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 260g | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 318mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g
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