No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Berry Good Orange Strawberry Brunch Salad
- 3 Cups Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
- 2 Oranges, Peeled and Chopped
- 6 Cups Baby Greens (the more colorful, the better!)
- 1 Cup ***Dried Berries
- ½ Cup Walnuts, Toasted and Chopped
- OJ Salad Dressing*
Arrange the strawberries and oranges on top of the baby greens, which have been spread out on a platter. Sprinkle with the dried berries and walnuts and drizzle with the dressing.
*OJ Salad Dressing: 3 TB Orange Jam, 1 TB Lemon Juice, 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Whisk or shake all three ingredients together.
No.2 : Kitchen Smidgen
When you are buying dried berries, make sure to be a “label detective”. Many of the dried berries have lots of sugar added – this salad is delicious and sweet without any added sugar!
No.3 : Get Creative
***YES! You can make this yummy salad ahead of time. Prepare the strawberries and oranges and place in separate ziplock bags. Toast the walnuts and make the dressing. The next day, assemble the salad and drizzle with the dressing.
No.4 : Wine FIND of the Week
– Vin Gris de Cigare
– Central Coast, California
– Whole Foods about $15
The front label on this Bonny Doon wine says, “Pink Wine of the Earth”. Made from grapes that typically compose a rose wine from the south of France like grenache, grenache blanc, mouvedre and more, its a lovely pair for a light spring meal with strawberries. The name of the bottle? From the cigar shaped space craft that was banned from landing in the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Northern Rhone Valley in France. No – really! A fun story and a fun, fruit forward wine for Spring!