Green Salad with Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette

I was inspired to create this simple salad when I received some beautiful green leaf lettuce in my winter CSA. What a delightful surprise to receive fresh, locally grown lettuce on a cold winter day. With homemade strawberry jam also in my CSA, I used this treasured treat to create a Strawberry Champaign Vinaigrette. The dressing makes this side salad taste like summer, and when strawberries are in season I plan to toss some on top. For now, I’ll use this pantry staple to enjoy the preserved flavors as I fondly reflect on last summer.

Ingredients:
1 head green leaf lettuce
2 tablespoons strawberry jam, preferably homemade
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted
blue cheese crumbles for serving

Directions:

  1. Wash and tear lettuce leaves and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small jar with a lid, combine strawberry jam, champagne vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Shake until well combined.
  3. Drizzle lettuce with strawberry champagne vinaigrette and toss to evenly coat. Top salad with an equal amount of pecans and desired amount of blue cheese crumbles before serving.

Servings: 4

One Comment Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Sounds really yummy!

    Like

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