February 01, 2011

Strawberry Raspberry Salad

This mixed greens salad is dressed in a homemade strawberry and raspberry dressing. The color from the dressing is a vibrant red and really pops next to the lettuce. The taste is sweet but with a slight tartness. This salad is refreshing and a great new alternative. The addition of fresh berries makes me think of summer even though the weather is telling me otherwise.

I could see having this for lunch or as a side dish with dinner like I did last night with the Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes. Meatless Monday accomplished. The Strawberry Raspberry Salad is so quick and easy to whip together. The food processor does the work for you.

Strawberry Raspberry Salad
Pillsbury: Quick Cooking: For One, Two, or a Few!
Makes 2 Servings
Stars of the Show:
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 fresh basil leaves chopped or 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cups torn mixed salad greens
And Action:

Combine all the ingredients from the raspberries to the basil leaves in a food processor and blend well. Strain if desired. Serve over the mixed salad greens.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 35
Fat: 0g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrate: 6g
Fiber: 2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 5mg

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Priyanka said...

refreshing.......and yyyyuuuummmmyyyy

Pretend Chef said...

Priyanka - Refreshing and yummy are the perfect words for this!

Mary said...

What a lovely and refreshing recipe. It adds wonderful color to the winter table. I'm new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pretend Chef said...

Mary - Thank you for you wonderful compliment! I'm hoping you come back. Maybe try your hand at the Culinary Smackdown Battle.

Jeanette said...

I love berries in salad, and a berry dressing is so vibrant, especially this time of year.

Pretend Chef said...

Jeanette - Eating this instantly brightened my mood. The berries took me back to memories of my Grandpa's garden and picking raspberries in the summer for vanilla ice cream.

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