Crunchy Strawberry Salad

| May 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

Crunchy Strawberry Salad

Note: This recipe is part of a sponsored series created for Fiber One.

With strawberry season arriving in the northeast, I am thinking of all the ways I will use strawberries this season. Typically, I make jam, freeze some, make lemonade, eat a lot and slice some into salads. Strawberries have always been my favorite fruit, so I eat as many as I can when they are in season (and sometimes when they aren’t too).

In salads, strawberries pair wonderfully with smooth greens like baby spinach or Boston bibb lettuce — though sometimes it’s nice with romaine lettuce as well. But a salad is more than lettuce and berries … it needs more flavors and more textures to be something truly craveworthy.

This Crunchy Strawberry Salad totally is.

It has it all — sweet strawberries, vibrant greens, sharp blue cheese, crisp sugar snap peas and lightly sweet cereal. I love the way the bite of the cheese mingles with the sweetness of the berries. And also the way the crisp sugar snap peas contrast with the crunchy cereal. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures. And it’s so fast to make — so it’s perfect for any day’s lunch.

When Fiber One approached me about creating some mix-in recipes with their cereals, I was psyched. I love adding crunch to recipes and immediately started dreaming up ways to do that — including a recipe that’s a little more savory because I really love contrasting flavors and textures. Don’t you?

Crunchy Strawberry Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 1

Crunchy Strawberry Salad

Add a little crunch to your lunchtime salad with this sweet-savory-crunchy mix. This recipe was created by Sarah W. Caron for Fiber One.

Ingredients

1 cup mesclun mix
1-2 fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar snap peas
2 tbsp crumbled ricotta salata
1-2 tbsp vinaigrette
2 tbsp Fiber One Original

Directions

  1. On a salad plate, layer the mesclun lettuce, strawberries, sugar snap peas and ricotta salata. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with Fiber One (for crunch!)
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Be sure to also check out the other recipes in this series:

Chocolate Crunch Fruit Salad

Chocolate Crunch Fruit Salad

Chocolate Trail Tix

Quickie Chocolate Banana Trail Mix

Disclosure: I was compensated by Fiber One for creating this recipe. All opinions are my own.

Category: lunch, picnic food, Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes, Reviews, Contests and More, salad

About the Author ()

Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Love the crunch factor! Crunchiness helps us feel more satisfied IMHO.

  2. Debra says:

    This looks really interesting. Something to definitely try.

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