Nothing says spring like a strawberry salad with refreshing cucumbers and arugula. And although we’re well into May, we haven’t had “spring” here on the Chesapeake due to a 3 week holding pattern of cold rain. Well, today finally, the sun is shining! Although just for a few hours. So let’s take a moment to celebrate sunshine and remember that spring feeling!
This salad is so easy and can just be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Gather your arugula, slice the cucumbers and strawberries, then very thinly slice the vidalia onion. If you can’t find a vidalia, soak your regular onion slices in water for about 20 minutes to take the edge off. Be sure to dry well before adding to the salad.
Strawberry Arugula Salad
3 cups arugula
1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced, halved cucumbers
1/4 sliced vidalia onion
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup crumbled or chunked Feta
Next, make your dressing. I was fortunate enough to have a guest give me a bottle of Toasted Walnut Olive Oil. If you can get your hands on that, do use it. It adds a total new richness to any salad dressing. We happened to have two people on board who could not eat walnuts so I made them a separate dressing with just plain olive oil.
1/3 cup Toasted Walnut Olive Oil (or regular)
1/4 cup White Balsamic vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
Whip the salad dressing ingredients together.
To serve, I kept the Feta Cheese and Walnuts in separate bowls for guests to add as they please. This goes great with any heavy meal. And this evening it was pizza. A perfect compliment!
Now let”s hope for some sun here!!!
3 thoughts on “Strawberry Arugula Salad”
I made this for my visiting sisters this week and served with linguine and clams. DELICIOUS! I will be making this again – and again! Must confess…not a raw onion eater so left those out. Don’t hate me.
Understood about the onions. Vidalias help cut the edge. So glad you liked it!! Would love your input on Clams Linguini. https://galleypirate.com/2015/02/20/friday-night-clams-linguini/
We have a recipe on the site and was wondering how it compares. Cheers!
That looks delicious. Pictures brilliant,