Last week, I showed you a slew of recipes featuring strawberries and greens, because the folks at Relay Foods had given me a chance to sample their local Bounty Box (similar to a CSA box). It was brimming with leafy greens and tender plump strawberries (finally, tis the season). The greens lasted me quite a few days, and many salads over the course of them. Today, I’ll show you the last salad I made with these ingredients: a simple asparagus and strawberry salad with balsamic vinegar and basil.
Strawberries and balsamic are a classic flavor combination. I’ll never forget the first time I tasted the two together, expecting something terrible; I was delighted at how delicious the marriage was! I often pair balsamic vinegar with fruit in salads (it’s also great with peaches, raspberries, and even watermelon), so I knew I’d be happy with this combination of ingredients. Needless to say, it was a hit, and it was also quick and easy to make.
If you’re eating this on its own and would like it to be more meal sized, you could toss in some cooked quinoa or roasted chickpeas–both would be lovely here!
This crispy, sweet, and savory bowl is a perfect celebration of the season. I hope you enjoy it soon.