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Strawberry Salad, Berry Dressing, and Strawberry Salmon Swag- Recipe

Last week on Tasty Tuesday, I wrote about strawberries season winding down in my part of the world, I am following with one of my favorite salad dressing recipes. And how to use up that *bleep ton* of strawberries. I have to admit that I do not like writing recipe blogs but so many people have asked me for this recipe.

Picky Eater?  use a dead chicken instead.   Or, Vegan, Paleo, Vegetarian? Don’t put any meat on the salad. Duh.

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Can’t read well? Here is what you need to make this strawberry salad dressing.

The Dressing

So here goes. I generally make a small batch that makes about six servings but this recipe can so easily be doubled if you can do the math.

  • 1/4 pound of strawberries cleaned and tops cut off (doy) And use those strawberries that are ripe instead of throwing them out.
  • 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of honey. If strawberries are fresh and sweet, you won’t need much.
  • A small grind of fresh pepper or a pinch of black pepper, whatever.
  • 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of Strawberry Cider. But, who usually has that stuff? So, use the Apple Cider Vinegar that is in your fridge.   You are not the healthy type at all? Grab a lime from the store, cut it in half and squeeze that mother. *Note, I match the amount to my honey. If I use 1 TBSP Honey, I use 1 TBSP of Cider/Vinegar/lime juice-Get it?
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil.

 

Directions:

  1. Mix that mess up in a blender, a food processor, or this thing that I use with a stick. Mix it until it’s smooth.

The Salmon.

I generally get my salmon from Costco. You know the wild healthy kind. I like it because it is pre-portioned. But get it from the darn river if you are one of those types.

  1. Take some of that pink mess that you made and put it in a small container with your salmon. Try to marinade it for an hour two. But, who plans? So at least 30 minutes or so.
  2. A good cook might grill their salmon. I’m not really one so I put in in the dang oven at 350° for about 15 minutes. Oh, and put the skin down for heaven’s sakes.
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Share some of this strawberry dressing for a marinade or whatever

The Salad

  1. I like baby spinach for this salad. You don’t? Cool, use whatever.
  2. Chuck a good handful of spinach on a plate.
  3. Throw on a Tablespoon or two of slivered or sliced almonds. Do as I say not as I do, almonds are prettier on this salad. Trust me.
  4. Add in a few red onions
  5. Want to be fancy or use this dish as a main course? You are the alpha of this recipe, add some small chunks of blue cheese, feta, or goat cheese.
  6. Cut up a few fresh perfectly ripe strawberries, put them on top or bottom, whatever way that you like it.
  7. Throw on some dressing to your taste.
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Strawberry Salmon with strawberry spinach salad 

MEGatips-

  1. Use this recipe for your guests. It will impress the heck out of them. Yeesh, It’s not rocket science if you can read, you can make this recipe.
  2. I don’t use any salt in the dressing because that stuff is in every dang thing and I dig my kidneys.
  3. This lasts maybe a week in the refrigerator. Know when it’s bad? It stinks to high heaven and looks clumpy. Gross.
  4. Seasonal Affective Disorder? Freeze this stuff for wintertime.
  5. There are variations on Pinterest.
  6. Don’t have fresh strawberries? Well, use the frozen ones that are picked at the height of the season.

 

Hope that you like my recipe. Thanks for the read!

Meg

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