Friday, July 6, 2012


Strawberries are in season now, the small, sweet, locally grown variety. There are lots of ways to use them: how about some strawberry lemonade? How about fruit salad with strawberries as the star ingredient? Or, how about just popping them in your mouth, one by one? Then there is another way to serve luscious sweet strawberries, and that is to scatter them on top of a salad. With feta cheese. There is something about feta that truly compliments summer fruit! If you're wondering, yes, salad dressing, if it's the right type, does go well with strawberries. The dressing for this salad includes balsamic vinegar, lemon, honey, and mint: It's a perfect sweet-tangy blend! Greens, feta, strawberries, and toasted nuts. Just four ingredients and the dressing. Simple and perfectly delicious! 

Make the dressing: 

1 tablespoon  honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon chopped mint
1/2 thyme leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • In a small bowl whisk the lemon juice with the lemon zest, honey, balsamic vinegar, mint and thyme. 
  • Whisk in the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and mix well.

a few raspberries scattered here and there add a wonderful accent to this salad.  

For the salad: 

feta cheese, crumbled
strawberries, sliced in half
spinach and lettuce leaves 
sliced almonds, toasted
pine nuts, toasted
  • Arrange the greens on a serving platter and mix in the pine nuts.
  • Top with strawberries and feta, sprinkle almonds on top and drizzle with the dressing. 


  1. Oh my goodness this looks just DELICIOUS! Thank you - off to buy the ingredients this afternoon! Have a lovely weekend F

  2. Yum. Just yum. I had a strawberry salad for lunch last weekend. It was really good. I think I'm gonna try your dressing, Ana.

  3. I have had watermelon and feta before, but never strawberries and feta. This looks like a great salad.

    I read the poem in your post below, I hope you are feeling more resolved now and I hope you received my email the other week.


    1. Yes, watermelon and feta is pretty popular in Greece and with Greeks all over. I had not heard of strawberries and feta either, until I ordered it from a restaurant menu, and I enjoyed it. I think chefs keep inventing this stuff to keep their public happy. There are also recipes for blueberries and feta, but I don't know if I will venture there. However, blueberry season is coming up fast, and we live really close to New Jersey, which is the blueberry capital of the US. So I need to make something with blueberries.

    2. This sounds and looks delightful. Don't have any strawberries right now, but watermelon I do...hummmm.

  4. A gorgeous salad to be sure. Love the strawberry and feta pairing and the toasted almonds just enhance it. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)