This is a great Spring salad to share with friends, it is a unique combination of lettuce, strawberries, feta cheese, toasted almonds, with a sweet and tangy dressing.
1 cup slivered almonds
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 head romaine lettuce, torn
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the almonds, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, raspberry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and oil.
In a large bowl, toss together the toasted almonds, romaine lettuce, strawberries, and feta cheese. Toss salad with dressing mixture, and serve.
Makes about 10 servings
The whole salad contains 378 calories (19%), 34.3 g fat (53%), 12.4 g carbs (4%).
Strawberries have a low glycemic load, and pack a little protein, romaine lettuce has a good amount of protein in it as well, almonds have good fats, and a decent amount of protein, and feta cheese has a lot of protein, a tiny bit of carbs, and some good fats as well.