Baby Greens Salad with Strawberries and Blue Cheese

Serves 6

For the Dressing
3 large or 5 medium strawberries, washed and hulled, from 1-pound container
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar plus extra for berry purée
1/3 cup fruity, extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tablespoon sugar

For the Salad
5-6 ounces baby greens mixture (spinach, arugula, watercress)
Remaining strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup packaged oven-roasted almond slices
4 ounces Blue cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Make the dressing. Whirl the 3 to 5 strawberries in a blender with a dash of balsamic vinegar until puréed (or mash by hand). In a small bowl, whisk the 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sugar until well blended. Whisk in pureed berries.

Place greens in salad bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and toss. Add almond slices and Blue cheese and lightly toss. Serve immediately.


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