Strawberry Almond Salad

April 21, 2011

It’s spring, the berries are ripe and light dishes seem to be just the thing.

This salad is light and refreshing but it’s got a rich nutty flavor from almond oil and a little tang from citrus vinegar.  Add a little feta or blue cheese if you’d like a little more substance.  Throw in grilled chicken and you’ve got a meal.




  • Arugula (or Mixed Greens of your choice)
  • Strawberries
  • Fresh Chives
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Almond Oil, 1/3 cup
  • Citrus Champagne Vinegar, 1/4 cup
  • Lemon Juice from half a lemon
  • Sugar (not shown), 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Black Pepper
  • Cream, 2 or 3 tablespoons

Toss the greens into a large bowl.

Rinse the berries and slice them over the greens.

Snip a handful of chives over the top.

Sprinkle in a bunch of almonds.

Combine about 1/3 cup of almond oil with…

…about 1/4 cup vinegar.

Add the lemon juice, sugar and a dash or two of black pepper.  Whisk it all together and taste it.  Adjust the amounts of oil, vinegar and sugar to suit your taste.

Just before serving, whisk in a couple tablespoons of cream.

Toss it all together and serve.  Enjoy!

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1 Ashley M. April 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Yumm!! I can’t wait to try this – you’re so talented, Karen!


2 Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews April 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

That dressing looks amazing! And the addition of fresh chives? Yum!


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