Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Strawberry salad

It’s hard to believe but it’s been more than two months since I’ve blogged last time. The reason of my long absence was moving from Poland to the place, from where my husband comes from, Quebec. I arrived to Canada at the beginning of June; however it’s taken us some time to settle in the new place. There are still many things we miss here, however the necessary kitchen appliances are already there, so I can happily start cooking, baking and blogging again. :)

Today’s recipe is a quick and easy salad made with juicy strawberries, crunchy lettuce and walnuts drizzled with delicious strawberry dressing. Even though made with strawberries and honey, the dressing isn’t sweet. The salad is light and refreshing, perfect for warm summer days. I sprinkled my salad with chopped walnuts, but you can also use hazelnuts (either chopped or whole), sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds if you like.

Strawberry Salad

Serves 4

head of lettuce (preferably lollo rose, frisée or oak leaf )
250 g strawberries
2 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp honey

Wash and dry the lettuce, if the leaves are big, tear them into pieces. Slice half of the strawberries. Toss in the lettuce leaves. Divide the salad into 4 plates. Sprinkle each portion with chopped nuts.

To make the dressing, combine the remaining strawberries with the white wine vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad.

Recipe in Polish:
Sałata z truskawkami


Katie said...

I love fruit on savory salads.

Do you like Canada? My sister is interested in moving there someday.

Great blog!

karolcia said...

Thanks:) I do like Canada, it's so beautiful here and the people are extremely nice... still I miss Poland sometimes ;)

a li'l bit squishy said...

I was looking for a strawberry salad and stumbled upon your blog. Thanks for sharing!