Spring time is just around the corner... what a better way to add a little color and zing your Easter spread than this healthy and delicious salad?
Turn it into a main course by topping with grilled chicken breast or shrimp, serve as a side dish to jazz up your week night dinner, or keep it just the way it is for a light lunch.
1/2 head of green leaf lettuce
1 bag of mixed baby greens
1 carton of strawberries
1 c. Feta cheese
for the citrus vinaigrette
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
zest of 1/2 of an orange
juice of 1 orange
salt and pepper to taste
for the vinaigrette...
in a small bowl add the vinegar, orange zest, juice and salt/pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside
rinse the green leaf lettuce and mixed greens, add to a large bowl and hand toss with paper towels (or use a salad spinner) to remove any excess water, set aside
rinse the strawberries, cut the tops off then cut in half width wise and then slice into small chunks
add 1/2 of the cut up strawberries and 1/2 of the feta cheese to the mixed greens
drizzle about 2 T of the citrus vinaigrette over the salad and toss, you can always add more dressing If desired
top the salad with the remaining strawberries and feta cheese, serve immediately
as a side dish 6-8 servings
as a main dish topped with a protein about 4 servings