Spring is definitely full of color this year. Pastels and Neons adorn the vitrines of the trendy boutiques and make me want to shop till I drop…..

I almost feel overdosed on color or/and its absence (pastels). Few days ago, I went to the local market to buy some fresh berries and honey and I got inspired by the red-hot juicy strawberries.

Strawberries make me want to wear bright red outfits, eat healthy fruit salads, drink delicious strawberry shakes and forget for a while about neon green, orange and hot pink …

Today’s post is all about strawberries, enjoy my recent picks and recipes:


Contrast linen baseball tee J.Crew

Contrast linen baseball tee J.Crew

Tissue crewneck tee J.Crew

Tissue crewneck tee J.Crew

Strawberry and Feta Salad

• 1 cup slivered almonds
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 1 head romaine lettuce, torn
• 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
• 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the almonds, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.

In a bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, raspberry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, toss together the toasted almonds, romaine lettuce, strawberries, and feta cheese. Cover with the dressing mixture, and toss to serve.


Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Salad

Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Dressing:
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 1 tablespoon water
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• Salad:
• 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
• 4 cups arugula
• 2 cups quartered strawberries
• 1/3 cup vertically sliced red onion
• 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced
• 2 tablespoons unsalted cashews, halved
• 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

To prepare dressing, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.

To prepare salad, combine romaine and next 4 ingredients (through chicken) in a bowl; toss gently. Place about 2 cups chicken mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cashews and 2 tablespoons cheese. Drizzle about 4 teaspoons dressing over each serving.

 


 

Red Strawberries

Red Strawberries

Tessa top J.Crew

Tessa top J.Crew

Linen V-neck cable-knit sweater J.Crew

Linen V-neck cable-knit sweater J.Crew

Selima Sun J.Crew

Selima Sun J.Crew

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich

• 1 tablespoon(s) reduced-fat cream cheese
• 1/4 teaspoon(s) honey
• 1/8 teaspoon(s) freshly grated orange zest
• 2 slice(s) very thin whole-wheat sandwich bread
• 2 medium strawberries sliced

Combine cream cheese, honey and orange zest in a bowl. Spread bread with the cheese mixture. Place sliced strawberries on 1 piece of bread, top with the other.



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