Monday, July 6, 2009

Strawberry and Mixed Baby Greens Salad

Don't let strawberry season pass you by!  We can't get enough of this salad when the berries are ripe.  I must have seen this recipe in a magazine somewhere and jotted it down , so I can't give credit to anyone, but the dressing gives this old time favorite salad a new twist. The measurements really depend on how many you are making it for.

Salad Ingredients
 -1 bowl full of mixed baby greens (or plain spinach)-for 7 adults I used a 7oz. box of greens from Costco.
 -fresh strawberries -sliced (I used 2 cups of sliced berries)
 
Sour Cream Dressing
 -1/2 cup sour cream
 -2 tsp lime juice
 -1/4 cup liquid honey
Stir ingredients together. This can be made ahead of time and kept for 3-4 days in the fridge. 

Sugar Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
 -2 tbsp white sugar
 -1/2 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds
Put sugar in a small non stick fry pan over medium heat. Add seeds and stir until sugar has melted and seeds are coated. They burn easily so stay with them. They only take about 2-3 minutes. Turn out onto a piece of wax paper and let cool. After 30 seconds toss them a little so they don't stick to the paper. 

Assemble Salad
Just before you are going to sit down to eat mix the strawberries into the greens, toss with the dressing and then add the seeds. Transfer to a glass serving bowl and enjoy. 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Oh my Kathy....that DOES look good. Two of my favorite things...salad AND strawberries...and together. Yum!

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  2. that is a nice twist, I bet yogurt would work as well, and pumkin seeds......why didn't I think of that. I served a strawberry salad on the weekend and left out the nuts because of allergies, but the pumkin seeds are a great idea!

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  3. I'd love this for my lunch today . ..

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  4. Love this salad and sugar toasted pumpkin seeds..double yum!

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  5. That's one good looking salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  6. Oh what a great combo .. I thought I had tasted this before. . but the dressing is new to me. . looks delicious.

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