First place winner of the 2009 Craze-E contest. I created this simple yet sophisticated salad in the spirit of Mark Bittman's minimalist column in the NY Times. To dress up the presentation (though it's quite pretty as is), serve over a bed of greens. If you want to make it low calorie, replace the apple cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil with one ingredient: a good balsamic vinegar.
- Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Divide strawberries and avocado evenly into two individual salad bowls.
- Drizzle approximately one tablespoon of vinaigrette over each.
- Top each salad with a tablespoon of walnuts and a tablespoon of feta.
It was okay. I forgot to add the avocado so maybe that is why I found it just okay. I didn't like the dressing which is odd because usually all I use on my salads is red wine vinegar and oil. I am going to make it again though and do something different with dressing.
A really nice salad. It has all the elements I like in a salad - contrasting flavors/textures and a little crunch. Great job!
I really loved this salad. . .made it 3 time already. I made it as written the first time and then the following 2 times I subbed dried basil for the tarragon. Also used almonds one time and candied pecans another. . .they were each good!