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Summer Strawberry & Feta Salad

Summer Strawberry & Feta Salad

Cheryl Wixson
Adapted from a recipe in Eating Well, Summer Strawberry & Feta Salad is a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of these bright, red berries.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups strawberries hulled
  • 1 tablespoon teaspoon minced garlic or 1chopped garlic scapes
  • 1 scallion
  • 2 tablespoons Rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup to taste
  • sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 10 cups spring greens (spinach, arugula, mesclun mix) about 5 – 6 ounces
  • ¾ cup Feta cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the vinaigrette: Puree 4 strawberries with the scallion in your food processor or blender. Add the garlic or garlic scapes, rice vinegar, olive oil and herbs. Pulse until well combined. Taste the dressing, and add a touch of maple syrup if it is too tart. Season to taste with sea salt and fresh pepper.
  • To prepare the salad: Add the greens and crumbled feta to a bowl. Slice the remaining strawberries and add to the bowl. Toss with the dressing and serve.
  • Makes six servings.

Notes

Nutritional analysis per serving: 118 calories, 4 grams protein, 7 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams fat, 326 mg. sodium, 1 gram fiber.