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The Strawberry Fields Forever Salad is currently, in my mind, the best salad, ever. I love it and think I may make it every single day until strawberries are out of season. And since I can put this salad on the kids' plates without them running from the room screaming, well that's a plus.
Strawberry Fields Forever with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette
Recipe by Michelle's Dinner Bell
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbs shallot, chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
10 oz salad greens
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 pt strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup toasted almonds
For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to mix. I like to make this a few hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend but it's not absolutely positively essential - just preferred.
In large bowl, combine salad ingredients except for almonds. Toss lightly with dressing and sprinkle with almonds.
This salad is delicious with grilled chicken - the perfect summer lunch!