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Strawberry Tossed Salad

Meet the Cook: One reason I particularly like this recipe is that it's so versatile. I've served the salad with poultry, ham and pork all throughout the year and even used it to add color to the table at Christmas. Recently, when I brought this for a dinner at church, one lady asked if she could take home the little that was left for her husband's lunch the next day - and he very rarely eats salad or fruit. Right now, my husband and I are in the middle of building our retirement home out in the country. We have four grown children and five grandchildren. -Patricia McNamara, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • For dressing, place first seven ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake until sugar is dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Just before serving, shake dressing again and toss with salad.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 281 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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