Spicy Strawberry Salad

Spicy Strawberry Salad

 

Spicy Strawberry Salad
Spicy Strawberry Salad

This salad is good all year round but it is a real early summer treat when strawberries are in season! There is a surprising amount of kick to this dressing considering the easy ingredients. It comes from the garlic… if you like it really, really zesty crush the garlic instead of mince. If you like it toned down consider reducing the amount of minced garlic.

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Spicy Strawberry Salad
Spicy Strawberry Salad
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 included in prep time
Servings
people
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 pint strawberrries cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese grated
  • 1 cup almonds
Dressing
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raspberry dressing (I used Kraft)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 included in prep time
Servings
people
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 pint strawberrries cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese grated
  • 1 cup almonds
Dressing
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raspberry dressing (I used Kraft)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
Spicy Strawberry Salad
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
Salad
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roughly crush almonds. I put them in a re-sealable bag and crush them with my rolling pin.
  3. Toast almonds 10-13 minutes. Monitor closely since nuts can burn quickly.
  4. Arrange lettuce, strawberries and feta on a platter.
Dressing
  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Top salad with cooled crushed almonds just before serving and drizzle dressing over salad.
Recipe Notes

The garlic is  a lot of what makes this dressing sharp.  If you have any reservations about garlic reduce the amount to 1 clove.