Recipe by COOKGIRl
Fresh orange mint replaced standard variety of garden mint for a little different twist to the salad. *Fresh herbs only*, please! I don't know any reason why you couldn't substitute other seasonal berries in this salad: raspberries, blackberries, etc. From calgiant.com.
Top Review by CaliforniaJan
Many nice and fresh flavors in this salad. I used fresh garden mint but could not find the taragon so got the best dried I could find and added it to the dressing so it could release its flavor. Loved the look of the strawberries. Made for ZWT 9 and I'll make this again.
- 10 -12 ounces romaine lettuce hearts, cored and roughly chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fresh tarragon, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fresh orange mint leaf, chopped
- 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered lengthwise
- 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, cut into thin slices (sprinkle lemon juice to stop the avocado from browning)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 shallot, peeled and minced
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup pistachios, roasted
Directions See How It's Made
- Whisk the dressing ingredients together at least 1 hour before serving.
- Roast pistachios and set aside to cool.
- Gently toss the romaine lettuce with the tarragon, orange mint and strawberries.
- Arrange mixture on salad plates.
- Add the feta and avocado slices.
- Garnish with pistachios and serve with the dressing.
- Pass the pepper mill, if desired.