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Strawberry, Shrimp and Feta Salad

Strawberry, Shrimp and Feta Salad

Crispy butter lettuce and watercress are gently tossed with the sweetness of strawberries
and rich
 tast and texture of feta cheese.

Fresh strawberry salad recipe

Ingredients

Salad:
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
3/4 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp
2 cups (about 10 ounces) fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
8 cups mixed salad greens, such as butter lettuce and watercress
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 small cucumber, sliced (about 24 slices)

Vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

To make salad: In small bowl, toss onion with 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette; set aside. Over gas or charcoal grill or in grill pan on stove top, grill shrimp 5 minutes, turning once, or until pink and cooked through. In another small bowl, toss strawberries with 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette. In large bowl, toss greens and onion with enough of the remaining vinaigrette to coat lightly. Divide among 4 chilled salad plates and arrange strawberries and shrimp on top of greens. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with slices of cucumber, equally divided.
To make vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together ingredients for vinaigrette.
Tips: For a variation, substitute shredded smoked chicken for the shrimp. Pre-cooked, shelled shrimp may be substituted for grilled shrimp.

Recipe Courtesy California Strawberry Commission

Here are more recipes using fresh strawberries from Fiesta Mart's Recipe Corner:

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Swirl Milkshakes

Dulce de Leche-Filled Strawberries

Kid's Watermelon Strawberry Shake and Frozen Smoothie Pops

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