Strawberry Fields Forever
|Strawberries with Feta, Almonds and Balsamic|
There's certainly nothing wrong with piling them into a big bowl and burying them under an avalanche of fresh whipped cream or even letting them ski down a mountain of vanilla ice cream, but sometimes a strawberry needs something a little different to spice things up.
I know many people who get a bit unnerved whenever there's talk about mixing sweet and savory, but this salad, in spite of the feta cheese, is definitely more sweet than savory. It's a great dish to include with any type of BBQ, especially when that involves a spicy sauce.
If you're grilling this weekend, give this easy side salad a try— it's definitely a palate pleaser.
Strawberry Feta Salad
2 pints fresh strawberries, washed and hulled; sliced
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1 handful of toasted, sliced almonds; crumbled
balsamic vinegar (I used a tangerine balsamic)
fresh ground black pepper
1. Arrange sliced strawberries on a large platter.
2. Top the strawberries with the crumbled feta and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.
3. Allow to sit and 'marinate' for 20-30 minutes, at room temperature.
4. Just before serving, top with crumbled, toasted almonds and fresh ground black pepper.