Toss this simple elegant salad of peppery arugula, creamy feta with fresh cracked pepper, crisp English cucumbers, sweet fresh strawberries and tangy pickled strawberries. Serve for dinner with your favorite grilled steak, chicken breast or pork chop.
Keyword: Healthy Eats, Strawberry Salad
Author: Christina Thomas
4ozcreamy feta cheesewhole
½English cucumberthin sliced
8fresh ripe Florida strawberriesif in season, sliced
8pickled Florida strawberries
½fresh baguette breadsliced
¼cupextra virgin olive oil
¼cuppickling strawberry brine juice
¼cupwhite balsamic vinegar
fresh cracked pepper
4sprigs fresh thyme
Whisk olive oil, honey, pickling juice and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Toss arugula, strawberries and cucumbers with dressing
Add fresh cracked pepper and fresh thyme leaves atop whole feta cheese, rough chop into large chunks.
Plate salad and top with crumbled feta cheese.
Slice baguette and toast, drizzle with olive oil once toasted. Use as garnish. It can also be served as crostini with feta and pickled strawberry on top.