Strawberry Kiwi Salad

By drbabs
June 3, 2010
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Author Notes: 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

Serves: 2

For the Salad

  • 8 medium-large strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half
  • 2 small kiwi, cut lengthwise into quarters, and then cut into thirds
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 small stalk celery with leaves from the innermost heart, cut into small pieces
  • 1-2 ounces 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

  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • sat and pepper to taste
  1. 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.
  2. Make the dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together, and taste. Add salt and pepper and adjust as desired.
  3. Sprinkle dressing over salad and serve.

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