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Fresh Strawberries And Greens

With the strawberries and lettuce from my CSA box, I made a salad for a carry-in that wowed the pants off of my friends.

Strawberry

Photo: nigel_appleton (Flickr)

Along with basil, peas, cabbage, and red potatoes, I received strawberries in this week's CSA box.

There hasn’t been anything too interesting in the past couple of CSA boxes. I made pesto with the basil, a stir fry with the peas and cabbage, and roasted potatoes with an herb dressing with the red potatoes.

With the strawberries and lettuce I made a salad for a carry-in that wowed the pants off of my friends. The best part is that it looked fancy but took only a couple of minutes to throw together!

This recipe makes a lot, so just cut it in half for at-home use.

Fresh Strawberries And Greens

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries, washed and halved
  • 1/2 pound fresh greens and spinach
  • 3-6 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons your favorite strawberry jam

Cooking Directions

  1. For the salad, combine strawberries, greens, cheese, and nuts.
  2. For the dressing, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar and strawberry jam in a bowl. Mix until incorporated. Pour over the salad or serve on the side.

Sara Conrad

Sara is an eternal student. Currently studying Tibetan Culture at Indiana University, she loves to cook with fresh, organic, vegetarian ingredients – but also has never turned down fake mashed potatoes in a buffet line.

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