I just created this salad last night after passing by a fabulous Farmer’s Market on my way home from our Family Reunion. The Farmer’s Market was just brimming full with the best local organic produce and I couldn’t resist stocking up. I hope this summer salad brings you lots of “oohs and awes” at your next summer gathering.
Summer Party Salad
Makes 4-6 generous servings
1 Romaine Lettuce –chopped 2 cups Kale –about 2 big stocks ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup blueberries 1-2 cups Sunflower Sprouts 1/3 c. crumpled Goats Feta cheese
½ cup Fig Balsamic Vinegar 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard 4 finely chopped cloves Garlic (less if you are not so keen on garlic) 1 tsp Stevia
Separately wash Romaine leaves, Kale, Cilantro, Strawberries and Blueberries. Spin in a salad spinner till the excess water is gone. Break apart or chop romaine lettuce and put in large salad bowl. Remove the leaves of the Kale from the centre stock and break apart into bite size pieces. Add to the Romaine Lettuce. Next add in the chopped cilantro. Hull and Slice strawberries and layer on top. Now top with fresh blueberries and ½ the Sunflower Sprouts. Just before serving pour on ½ of the dressing and toss. (Save the other half for another day because you are going to want to eat this again soon!) Top salad with crumpled goat cheese and remaining ½ of the sprouts. Serve immediately.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth and creamy. Just before serving add ½ the dressing to the salad