We received our first CSA delivery with a pint of the most beautiful and delicious strawberries. I didn't have to do anything to them, they were so amazing, so I made a salad with kiwi. The dressing is very forgiving--you can adjust the vinegar and lime juice to your taste, and if you don't have walnut oil, olive oil is fine. I like my salad dressing on the tart side; you may prefer a little more oil. I had fun composing the salad, but of course you could toss it all together and serve it in a bowl instead. —drbabs
For the Salad
medium-large strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half
small kiwi, cut lengthwise into quarters, and then cut into thirds
finely chopped shallot
small stalk celery with leaves from the innermost heart, cut into small pieces
goat or feta cheese, crumbled
coarse salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)
For the Salad Dressing
fresh squeezed lime juice (or to taste)
Compose the salad: Place the strawberries on 4 plates as shown, and divide the kiwi, shallot, celery and cheese among the four plates, piling up a bit in the center. Sprinkle with walnuts if using, and salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Make the dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together, and taste. Add salt and pepper and adjust as desired.