Strawberry-Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This may sound like a surprising salad combination, but these two summertime stars—fresh basil and strawberries—pair deliciously well in a pretty first course.
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 cups torn romaine lettuce
2 cups sliced strawberries (1 pound)
1/2 cup vertically sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/4 cup torn fresh basil


1. Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add romaine lettuce, sliced strawberries, sliced onion, and torn basil; toss gently to coat. Serve salad immediately.

Created date

May 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 102
Fat 7.2 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 9.1 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 206 mg
Calcium 41 mg