Healthy summer salad with strawberries, pecans, plums, and few other tasty ingredients is fulfilling, fresh, and very quick to throw together. Perfect salad choice for those cozy warm summer nights!
If you like summer strawberry salads be sure to check out my other recipes such as Easy Strawberry Spinach Feta Salad, Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad, or this delicious Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad Dressing. or simply type the word ''strawberry'' into the search bar.
Whisk all the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl or glass jar. Set aside.
Blanch the baby asparagus.
HOW TO BLANCH ASPARAGUS
If using baby asparagus and not regular, take a medium or small saucepan and fill with water, enough to cover the asparagus later. Add salt and take it to a boil. Reduce the heat and lower the asparagus into the water. Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, remove the asparagus with kitchen tongs and place into ice-cold water.
Salad assembly. In individual plates or one large serving platter, layer lettuce, tomatoes, plums, asparagus, strawberries.
Top with feta cheese.
Drizzle with salad dressing and sprinkle toasted pecans and some pepitas (optional). Enjoy a glass of white wine (or red) in the garden!
- How to store strawberry salad – This salad should be eaten on day 1, however, you can also meal prep by combining all the ingredients in individual bowls, refrigerating for a few hours or max a day, and adding the strawberry vinaigrette only right before serving.
- For best results wash and dry the lettuce using a salad spinner.
- Always prepare the salad dressing before you chop up the salad ingredients. This way the dressing will taste even more delicious.
- If serving the salad later, don’t add the dressing right away, only when ready to serve and preferably drizzled over individual bowls.
- Wine Pairing – Serve with high-acid white wines such as Riesling, Chablis or Sauvignon Blanc.
Variations and topping ideas
- Customize with other berries like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
- Stone fruit - add nectarine, yellow plum, and peach to the mix to make it even more colorful. Or simply omit the plum and use sweet ripe nectarine instead which will add natural sweetness to the salad.
- The red onion will add a little zing to this salad and is simply the best onion to choose from for a summer berry salad.
- Nuts – add toasted nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds for extra nutrition and crunchiness.
- Ground pepper – for something different, try flavored ground peppers such as Lemon Pepper Seasoning, yum! Or simply squeeze a bit of lime or lemon juice on top of the salad.
- Other salad dressing ideas: Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad Dressing or tangy Homemade Sweet Balsamic Glaze.
Easy Strawberry Recipes
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Summer Salad With Strawberries, Pecans And Plums
- 8 oz baby asparagus, blanched
- 8 oz salad mix, rinsed & dried
- 8-10 oz strawberries, hulled and stems removed
- 2 plum, or sub nectarine, medium sliced
- 2 kumato tomatoes, cut into sectors/chunks
- A handful of toasted or caramelized pecans or sub with walnuts
- 1-2 tablespoon pepitas/pumpkin seeds
- 4 oz feta or goat cheese or similar texture, crumbled
- 1 medium lemon, freshly squeezed juice
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- Himalayan salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoon olive oil or more, personal preference!
- Whisk all the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl or glass jar. Set aside.
- Blanch asparagus. If using baby asparagus and not regular, take a medium or small saucepan and fill with water, enough to cover the asparagus later. Add salt and take it to a boil. Reduce the heat and lower the asparagus into the water. Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, remove the asparagus with kitchen tongs and place into ice-cold water.
- Salad assemble. In individual plates or one large serving platter, layer lettuce, tomatoes, plums, strawberries, asparagus. Top with feta cheese. Drizzle with salad dressing and sprinkle toasted pecans and some pepitas. Enjoy a glass of white wine (or red) in the garden!
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