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Baby Greens Salad with Strawberries and Wisconsin Blue Cheese
Courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: n/a
What you need:
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For the Dressing:
+ 3 large or 5 medium strawberries, washed and hulled, from a 1 lb. container
+ 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, plus extra for berry purée
+ 1/3 c. fruity extra virgin olive oil
+ 3/4 Tbsp. sugar
For the Salad:
+ 5-6 oz. baby bitter greens mixture (spinach, arugula, mache, watercress) or all spinach
+ remaining strawberries, diced
+ 1/3 c. packaged oven-roasted almond slices
+ 4 oz. Wisconsin Blue cheese, crumbled
What to do:
1. For the dressing: Whirl the 3 to 5 strawberries in a blender with a dash of balsamic vinegar until puréed (or mash by hand). In a small bowl, whisk the 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sugar until well blended. Whisk in pureed berries.
2. Place greens in salad bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and toss. Add almond slices and Blue cheese and lightly toss. Serve immediately.