Simple Spring Salad with Strawberry Mint Vinaigrette

standard April 22, 2015 Leave a response

The next best thing to eating a pint of fresh strawberries straight up is the bright, juicy pop they bring to a salad. Mixed in with the crunchy veggies and sweet lettuce is a burst of freshness. This little salad is a mix of all things spring and includes a double dose of strawberry goodness. Perfect as a side to dinner, a little green at a potluck, or a light lunch, this salad is sure to brighten up any meal.

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Simple Spring Salad with Strawberry Mint Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6 as a side.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 c butter lettuce
  • 1/2 c radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c carrots, diced
  • 1/2 c snap peas, diced
  • 1/4 c strawberries, thinly sliced + 2 whole
  • 2 T fresh mint leaves
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 c raw pistachios

Steps:

  1. Wash and thinly slice lettuce. Top with radishes, carrots, peas, and strawberries.
  2. In a small food processor or blender, combine 2 whole strawberries, mint, oil, vinegar, agave, salt and pepper until smooth.
  3. Toss salad with dressing, top with pistachios, and serve.

Nutrition:

Per serving (for 4): 126 kcal, 8 g carbs, 10 g fat, 3 g protein, 163 mg sodium, 4 g sugars

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