101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Fresh Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette with Mixed Greens

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette with Mixed Greens


Fresh strawberry vinaigrette with sliced berries topping mixed greens for a great tasting simple summer lunch. Add some chopped walnuts for that extra crunch. Ummmm good.

Inspired by a Rachel Ray Food Network recipe that used strawberry jam I modified to use fresh berries instead.
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Notes: The Rachel Ray recipe used jam and I used the ripest berries and mashed them with some sugar.  I find balsamic vinegar very strong tasting and I cut it back by a third. This is listed as an option. I'm adding some chicken next time and my meal will be complete.


 Rinse and trim 2 cups (1 lb.) of fresh strawberries. Set aside 3-4 of the softest berries.
 Chop the soft berries and combine with 1/2 tsp of sugar.
Add 2-3 tsp of balsamic vinegar, 3 T good estra-virgin olive oil and a touch of pepper and salt. I used about 1/8 tsp each. Mix well with a fork, mashing the strawberries into the mix.
Add the sliced berries to 5-6 cups of mixed greens (about 2 hand fulls). Add the dressing and toss until all the greens are moist.
Serve topped with 1-2 T of chipped walnuts on each plate.



Fresh Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette with Mixed Greens


Fresh strawberry vinaigrette with sliced berries topping mixed greens for a great tasting simple summer lunch. Add some chopped walnuts for that extra crunch. Ummmm good.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (1 pound) fresh strawberries
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 t balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 t white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

1) Rinse and trim 2 cups (1 lb.) of fresh strawberries. Set aside 3-4 of the softest berries.2) Chop the soft berries and combine with 1/2 tsp of sugar.3) Add 2-3 tsp of balsamic vinegar, 3 T good estra-virgin olive oil and a touch of pepper and salt. I used about 1/8 tsp each. Mix well with a fork, mashing the strawberries into the mix.4) Add the sliced berries to 5-6 cups of mixed greens (about 2 hand fulls). Add the dressing and toss until all the greens are moist.5) Serve topped with 1-2 T of chipped walnuts on each plate.
Details
Prep time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings


Updated

July 29 2012

DrDan

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1 Comments:

At July 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Top Cuisine avec Lavi said...

Healthy and fresh! Looks delicious!

 

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