Meatless Monday: Grape Tomato Strawberry Salad
This is the perfect dish for Summer and all the ingredients you can get at your local farmer’s market (or at least in Los Angeles we can!). If you have a bbq, potluck, or holiday party planned today try this refreshing and easy salad. This recipes serves about 5 sides so if you want to make it for a large group be sure to double it.
Strawberries are the most popular berry in the world. They go great in salads and as a compliment to a savory dressing like Balsamic Vinaigrette like in this recipe.
Avocado, Strawberry & Grape Tomato Salad
Makes about 4 servings
1 head butter lettuce leaves torn or chiffonade
2 avocados, pitted and cubed
1 medium carrot, thin julienne
10 grape tomatoes, quartered
6 strawberries, ends cut off and sliced
1 cup yellow pepper, thinly sliced
Pinch of pepper and sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2-3 teaspoons maple syrup
1 clove fresh garlic sliced (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Blend dressing ingredients in a blender or whisk by hand. Toss salad ingredients together with vinaigrette right before serving.