Strawberry, Mozzarella and Walnut Salad Recipe
Fresh, in-season strawberries and spinach accompany crunchy walnuts and mozzarella cheese in this refreshing salad.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Strawberries contain nutrients to support brain and heart health.

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  • Recipe From: Illinois Partners

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 hearts of romaine lettuce, cut up or torn into bite-sized pieces (3 cups)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups (1 pint) fresh strawberries, hulled, cleaned and sliced
  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) part-skim mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) walnuts, broken into small pieces

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. 
  2. Place the lettuce and spinach in a large bowl and toss with half the dressing. In a separate bowl, toss the strawberries with the remaining dressing.
  3. Add the strawberries, cheese and walnuts to the salad.
  4. Sprinkle the basil ribbons on top.

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