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Carrie’s Strawberry Salad

April 6, 2012

Since April is strawberry month – at least in the area of the country where I am from and where I currently live – I’ll be posting my favorite strawberry recipes. I was born in Hammond, Louisiana – declared “The Strawberry Capital of the World” after the Civil War (other towns and areas now lay claim to this title – but Hammond natives know better!). Now that I live in Texas, I enjoy my strawberries from Poteet, Texas  which holds an annual strawberry festival in April.  Besides strawberries, Poteet gave us George Strait. Thank you for that, Poteet – much obliged!

Speaking of singers, my friend Carrie has one of the most pleasant and soothing singing voices I’ve ever heard. Sort of like George, except she’s a girl. (I guess you can tell that I’m a George Strait fan?) And, besides being talented and quite intelligent – she can also cook! The fact that she has a lovely face that looks AT LEAST 10 years younger makes being around her all the more enjoyable.

I’ve enjoyed her cooking on several occasions and the first time, she served this salad.  It’s very simple, loaded with things that are good for you and is quite yummy.  My I-don’t-like -eating-salad handsome half even liked it.  I hope you do too!

Carrie’s Strawberry Salad

1 bag of Spring Mix or Baby Greens salad blend

Fresh Strawberries – sliced

Glazed Walnuts – chopped

A sharp pungent cheese – like feta, gorgonzola, bleu (crumbles) or extra sharp cheddar (grated)

A fruit (berry) and vinaigrette dressing (I use Brianna’s Homestyle Blush Wine Vinaigrette Dressing)

Depending on how many you are making the salad for, assemble portions on a salad plate for each person.

Sprinkle the sliced strawberries (1 large or 2 small per portion or more, according to taste), cheese and walnuts.  Amounts per salad vary according to preference.

Shake the dressing well and spoon 1 – 2 TBSPS. over the salad – according to taste.

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