in the summertime, meals should involve fresh ingredients and very little effort. so, salads that do not require standing in front of a hot stove are perfect. one of my all time favorite salad combinations has to be strawberries, feta cheese, pecans, and poppy seeds, over a bed of romaine lettuce. it is so simple, yet so refreshing.
we have made this salad several times in the past week because we just can't seem to get enough of it. we have been packaging it up in to-go containers and taking it to work for our lunches too.
we topped our salads with this raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. the flavor of the raspberry balsamic dressing compliments this salad perfectly. plus, it is all natural and has only five calories per teaspoon!
summer salad with strawberries, feta, pecans, and poppy seeds
prep time: 5 minutes
yields: 2 servings
4-5 cups romaine lettuce
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
rinse the lettuce, then dry it with a salad spinner to remove all excess water. in a large bowl, toss the lettuce, strawberries, feta cheese, pecans, and poppy seeds. plate the salad and top with your favorite salad dressing.