Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Strawberry Salad

School has started which makes it feel like Fall. But the weather is still plenty hot! And hot weather is a great time for refreshing salads. We recently tried this one and loved it!


Summer Strawberry Salad

3-4 nectarines, cut into thin wedges
3/4 cup Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing, divided {recipe follows}
6 cups mixed salad greens
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
Handful of yellow cherry tomatoes, halved {or green or red}
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup roasted glazed pecans*

Toss nectarines with 1/4 cup Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing.

In large glass bowl, layer salad greens, prepared nectarines, strawberries, feta cheese, tomatoes, basil, and pecans. Can be covered and chilled up to 8 hours. Toss salad with remaining 1/2 cup Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing right before serving.

*You can purchase roasted glazed pecans, but since I didn't find them at the store I was in, I used this easy recipe for Glazed Pecans from Pillsbury.


Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

2/3 cup oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Combine ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Store in refrigerator. {Lasts 1 week.}


If you like this recipe, you might also like this salad with strawberries:  Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing.

Do you have a favorite salad recipe?

This post linked to:
 ~ Chic & Crafty Party at The Frugal Girls
 ~ I'm Lovin' It at TidyMom

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