Summer Strawberry Salad with Walnuts, Feta and Maple-Walnut Vinaigrette
Seasonal Lettuces and Vegetables team with the Juiciest Strawberries with the perfect Zesty Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon shallots, peeled and finely chopped
In a small non-reactive bowl, add shallots, garlic, vinegar salt, maple syrup and black pepper. Mix with a small whisk – set aside for 10 minutes to macerate the flavors.
Add both oils to a measuring cup.
Slowly add the oils in a stream, whisking constantly until half is emulsified.
Continue streaming in the oil – can go a little faster now until emulsified.
Store in a clean glass sterile container in the refrigerator if not using right away.
Prepare the Salad:
In a large bowl, or on individual plates, add the ingredients – starting with the lettuce and then layering the rest.
Strawberries: Wash and dry the berries, hull them (remove tops) and slice thinly.
Look for very ripe berries, but not soft.
Drizzle all over with the Maple-Walnut Vinaigrette.
For a heartier salad, add your favorite grilled proteins, grains or beans as well!
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer