Simple Strawberry Salad

Simple Strawberry Salad


For salad:

  • 1 head leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)

For balsamic vinaigrette dressing:

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic, or 1.5 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 1/4 tsp (heaping) salt, then more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
  • Toast the chopped nuts for 3 to 4 minutes in a 300F oven.
  • Combine the lettuce with cheese, nuts and strawberries.
  • Taste to see if lettuce is coated enough to your preferences; add more if you prefer.
  • Prepare the salad dressing by adding all ingredients to a jar and shaking until combined. For best results, chill for one hour before dressing salad
  • Toss salad with dressing and serve.