Strawberry Salad with Mache, Brazil Nuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette


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Tender mache lettuce is the backdrop for this fruity salad that offers yet another way to highlight luscious strawberries—rich in sweet flavor and antioxidants—during their spring through summer harvest.  This colorful salad is pretty enough for a buffet or holiday meal, yet it can also grace your lunch box or dinner table just as easily. This recipe comes to us from Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian.

Serves 4

  • 4 cups packed mache* greens
  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Brazil nuts

*Mache, also called lamb’s lettuce, is grown in California and may be available at many supermarkets.  If you can’t find it in your supermarket, substitute any other tender lettuce green, such as butter lettuce of mesclun mixed greens.

In a large salad bowl, combine mache, fresh strawberries, red onion, and fresh basil.

In a small dish, whisk together blueberry juice, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and black pepper.

Toss the salad with the dressing.  Garnish the salad with Brazil nuts and serve it immediately.

 

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Nutrition Information

Strawberry Salad with Mache, Brazil Nuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  87

Calories from Fat:  

Total Fat:  7 g

Saturated Fat:  1 g

Cholesterol:  

Sodium:  4 mg

Dietary Fiber:  2 g

Protein:  2 g

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