Farmers’ Market Recipe: Spring Mix Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Fresh recipes inspired by ingredients found at the Covington Farmers’ Market



Fresh strawberries as they last! Covington Farmers' Market
Fresh strawberries as they last! Covington Farmers’ Market

6 cups fresh mixed greens
1/3 cup roasted walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup shredded radish
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1 orange, peeled and segmented

1/4  pound of strawberries, hulled and halved
1/3 cup of virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
splash of sherry
fresh or dried basil, crushed
salt & pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Start by mashing about 3/4 of the strawberries in a large mixing bowl until they are more of a mushy consistency. Save the remaining strawberries for the salad. Wisk together the oil, vinegars, lemon juice, honey, sherry, crushed basil and spices in a separate bowl. Add this to the strawberry bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and let sit for about 1 hour.

Mix the greens, radish, carrots and nuts, plate and top with orange slices, strawberry slices, and lastly the dressing. Save any remaining dressing in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.