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Strawberry-Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.