Strawberry Salad Finds Bliss with Pistachios and Feta

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Green salads have endless possibilities …

Strawberries can be at their very best this time of year – juicy and sweet, with a luxurious texture.

This romaine-based mix showcases the berries with Romaine lettuce, Feta cheese and salted nuts such as pistachios or almonds.

The dressing is a simple vinaigrette spiked with honey and shallots. Fresh tarragon comes to the party, too! It adds a subtle hint of licorice to the delicious concoction.

Herbed Salad with Strawberries and Pistachios
Yield: 6 as a first course, 4 as a luncheon main course
2 hearts of romaine lettuce, each about 7 ounces, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn into pieces
8 to 10 strawberries, organic preferred, hulled, quartered
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons minced shallots
Salt to taste
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Garnish: 1/2 cup toasted salted pistachios and 6 ounces mild creamy feta, such as French feta, cut into rectangles or triangles.

1. In large bowl, toss lettuce, tarragon, mint and strawberries. For the dressing, in small bowl whisk lemon juice, honey, shallots and salt; whisking, add oil in a thin steam. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Add dressing to lettuce mixture; toss.

2. Divide salad among plates. Top with pistachios and cheese.

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