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Strawberry Vegetable Salad

This delicious strawberry vegetable salad recipe combines lettuce, fresh veggies and fresh strawberries for a perfect refreshing taste.

You'll be the star of the evening, if you bring a bowl of it to any party. I can guarantee that people flock to your salad and want to have more... just make sure they don't pick the strawberries and leave the rest ;-)

I especially love the taste of avocado mixed with the sweetness of the berries. Try it for yourself to see how yummy it is.

Yummy Strawberry Salad with Lettuce and Veggies

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces lettuce
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 pint strawberries
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms

Directions

Wash lettuce and spinach and tear into bite size pieces. Off course you can buy them torn and ready, but I think the green leaves lose freshness and taste that way.

Peel the avocado, take out the seed and slice or chop it.

Wash the strawberries and cut into halves or quarters.

Wash the cherry tomatoes. You can cut them into halves if you have bigger ones.

Peel the cucumber and cut it into little pieces. In the picture I use unpeeled cucumber. You should do this only if you have bought organic cucumbers. Otherwise there are too many residues in the peel.

Clean and slice the mushrooms.

Combine the lettuces, spinach, avocado, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and mushrooms in a large salad bowl. Toss until evenly distributed.

Add the poppy seed dressing just before serving and toss lightly.

Serves 10


Dressing:
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon onion salt

Place all of the ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously to mix. Pour over salad when ready to serve.

This strawberry vegetable salad recipe originates from Karen Ciancio. But as always I have experimented and changed it quite a bit. Anyhow, she has a great cooking and recipe site www.cookingnook.com. If you like cooking that's a great place for inspiration.


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