Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

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Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

I like cooking with seasonal produce because it always feels right. As the weather warms up, I try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in our daily diet as we do not need the bulk required to generate energy and heat. It also gives us a chance to shed those few extra pounds gain during the winter months. Salads become a mainstay, and I normally buy a pound of spring mix each week. Two to three times a week, Ro-Ri San gets a salad bento for work.

Strawberries have become increasingly available year round but their peak season is between April and July. They are the most fragrant, juicy, and sweet at this time of the year and there is an abundance of it at the grocery stores. Not only are they delicious but they are also very good for us. It is high in vitamin C and packed with phytonutrients essential for good health. No wonder that it is the most popular berry fruit in the world.

Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Strawberries also add aesthetic appeal to a dish. These beautiful ruby colored fruits with yellow seeds piercing its surface and regal green leafy cap conjure up images of flower and garden fairies. I am sure many of us remember having read fairy tales with beautiful illustrations of these ethereal beings.

Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Continuing with my weekend food find post, this is the Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad – a sweet salty combinatio I made to go with the rest of the meal. I added the wonderful Greek feta that I bought and made a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing to go with it. It had a kind of sweet salty combination with the sweetness coming from the strawberries and saltiness from the feta. It was a delightful salad.

Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Ingredients

  • I package (5 oz/140g)) spring green salad mix
  • 10 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ½ cup (70g) crumbled feta cheese
  • Vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

In an empty bottle, combine all dressing ingredients. Put the lid on and give it a good shake.

Place spring greens in a salad bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over greens and toss well to coat.

Add sliced strawberries and feta cheese. Give it a light toss.

Serve immediately.

http://www.rotinrice.com/2010/04/spring-greens-strawberry-and-feta-salad/


Spring Greens, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

This is Ro-Ri San’s salad bento.



Here is my beautiful red amaryllis giving a spectacular display of color. I bought this bulb during the last holiday season and it has flowered three times. Simply gorgeous!



Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)



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17 Responses

  1. simply.food says:

    Such an eyecatching vibrant and beautiful salad.

  2. luvtoeat says:

    What a beautiful salad. Strawberries definitely are the best thing to add to a salad when you want to kick it up a couple notches. And that is a gorgeous flower.

  3. denise @ quickies on the dinner table says:

    A gorgeous, light and refreshing salad. I've always loved strawberries with balsamic vinegar and it goes equally well with feta. A perfect combination!

    I'm getting to be jealous of your garden ;)

  4. Kat says:

    That looks great. I love sweet/salty combos. Yum!

  5. Kamalika says:

    Ah..thats a gorgeous and colourful dish….the snap of the flower is awesome….

  6. C and C Dish says:

    I just love to eat this salad, I make one for myself; check it out http://candcdish.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/salad-with-strawberries/ Delicious and simple salad!

  7. Rick says:

    Love strawberries with bento. This looks grand!

  8. Cristina (TeenieCakes) says:

    Those greens with the feta and bright beautiful strawberries look fantastic. I really enjoy salads like this. Fresh and flavorful. Just looks delicious!

  9. Shamrocks and Shenanigans says:

    I eat this alot in the summer as strawberries grow right down the street.
    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

  10. redkathy says:

    Salads with greens and fruit are so refreshing. Beautiful display of yummy freshness!

  11. Casey Angelova says:

    I adore strawberries and feta, so this salad is perfect. Thanks!

  12. Biren says:

    simply.food – Thanks!

    luvtoeat – Thanks! Strawberries do make the salad very eye-catching. Enjoying the beautiful flowers emerging at this time:)

    denise@quickies on the dinner table – I really like the salad and have made it several times. Perfect for this time of the year. The flowers are a consolation of spring after a long and bleak winter. You won't envy me come winter.

    Kat – Thanks for visiting and for the nice comment :)

    Kamalika – Thanks!

    C and C Dish – Fruity salads are really delicious :)

    Rick – Thanks! My hubby enjoys bento salads during the warmer months.

    Cristina (TeenieCakes) – I enjoy those bright and colorful salads too :)

    Shamrocks and Shenanigans – We have rabbits around our yard and they help themselves to our "salad bar" :0

    redkathy – Yes, they are refreshing and we are enjoying those delcious berries :)

    Casey Angelova – It is a surprisingly good combination!

  13. Cinnamon-Girl says:

    What a gorgeous salad! Love the combo of strawberry and feta. The flower is beautiful!

  14. Parita says:

    Very colorful and healthy salad!

  15. Spicie Foodie says:

    What a beautiful salad. The salty and sweet combination of flavors is such a great combo. I have never tried strawberries in my salads , but thank you so much for peeking my interest. Can't wait to try your recipe out :)

  16. Rumana Rawat says:

    I love this salad.. looks YUMMY..:-)

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