This large strawberry salad is colorful and deliciously yummy.
It’s prepared with leafy green arugula, sweet strawberries, sharp Cheddar cheese, roasted sunflower seeds and a honey balsamic vinaigrette.
Arugula is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that has a fresh, peppery taste.
Arugula’s profile is similar to broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts. It is high in fiber, contains folate, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
Arugula is frequently served raw in salads. The peppery flavor pairs nicely with other strong flavors like tangy cheeses and acidic fruits like strawberries.
Strawberry Arugula Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
For the Salad
5 ounces arugula
½ cup chopped fresh basil
1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced
¾ cup finely chopped red onion
4 ounces Sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch squares
½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
½ cup radishes, halved and thinly sliced
For the Vinaigrette
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch of Himalayan salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
On a large serving platter or in a large serving bowl, layer the ingredients as listed.
In a measuring cup combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until fully blended.
Taste, and add more salt or pepper if needed.
The dressing should be nice and tangy, but you can add more honey for balance if desired.
Add vinaigrette to the bottom of a large salad bowl.
Next add prepare salad ingredients and toss to combine.
Plate and serve with your main meal. Or we suggest with a Bourbon Pulled Pork sandwich – Instant Pot Bourbon Pulled Pork.