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Strawberry-Blue Cheese Salad

Strawberry-Blue Cheese SaladA sweet and tangy salad featuring juicy strawberries, red onion, toasted pecans, blue cheese crumbles and tender butter lettuce dressed in a honeyed orange vinaigrette.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 cups lightly packed, torn butter lettuce
1 pint basket (12 to 14 ounces) California strawberries, stemmed and sliced 1/3-inch thick
1/3 cup coarsely chopped red onion
Orange Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
6 tablespoons whole pecans, toasted
6 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, toss lettuce, strawberries, onion and Orange Vinaigrette.
  2. Divide equally on six salad plates. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon pecans and 1 tablespoon blue cheese.

Makes 6 side-dish servings.

Orange Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk 3 tablespoons vegetable oil; 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar; 1 1/2 tablespoons thawed, frozen orange juice concentrate; 1 tablespoon honey; 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy California Strawberry Commission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved. Used with permission.