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Summer's here – Celebrate with a refreshing salad filled with California strawberries!


2 cups California strawberries – cleaned and quartered
2 cups watermelon – diced small – yellow and red, if available
1/4 cup fresh basil – sliced
1 handful arugula
Sherry Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup candied walnuts or pecans
1/3 cup blue or goat cheese
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses or balsamic syrup

Sherry Vinaigrette-
1/2 cup sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 shallot – cut in half and sliced thin
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste


Sherry Vinaigrette-

Bring the sherry vinegar and honey to a boil in a small sauce pan.

In a small mixing bowl, pour the hot sherry mixture over the shallots and let cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, whisk olive oil with the shallots and add salt and pepper to taste.


In a large mixing bowl add strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula.

Gently drizzle Sherry Vinaigrette over strawberries, watermelon, basil and arugula mixture.

Toss and season with salt and pepper.

Plate on desired service platter or into bowls.
Top with the nuts, cheese, syrup and serve.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories 398
Fat 35g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber 2g
Protein 4g