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Strawberry, Kale and Walnut Salad

Hey! How are you guys? Enjoying the summer I hope.

This recipe came about by accident. I was going to make my Kale and Apple Salad, however, I cut into the only apple I had and it was bad. The only alternative left was strawberries and so I went with it. As you can see, I thought it turned out REALLY good.

This dressing sounds weird and you’ll think it will taste like onion. It doesn’t. It really has great flavor and consistency. Especially if you use sweet onions. I buy a bag of Vidalia onions at Costco every summer and hide them in the coolest, darkest place in the house so they don’t spoil. They really are like candy and the only onion that I usually eat raw. Seriously, the best onions ever. I have made this with regular onions though and it’s still really good.

The summer is flying by as is every month. I feel like we didn’t really have a winter in California. It’s gone from fall to summer. It’s amazing how dry we are versus the rest of the US. If only they could send some water/rain to California.

Until next time…happy cooking!

Strawberry, Kale and Walnut Salad

Salad Dressing:

  • 1/4 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix until liquid in consistency.

Salad:

  • 5oz bag of baby kale washed (any kind of kale will work, just remove any thick stems and chop it up)
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied walnuts (you can use regular walnuts. I get the candied walnuts at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 pint of strawberries, cut in quarters
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the salad ingredients and then drizzle about half of the dressing over the mix. Toss and add more if necessary. Serve and enjoy!…

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