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
- 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
- On a salad plate, layer the mesclun lettuce, strawberries, sugar snap peas and ricotta salata. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with Fiber One (for crunch!)
Be sure to also check out the other recipes in this series:
Quickie Chocolate Banana Trail Mix
Disclosure: I was compensated by Fiber One for creating this recipe. All opinions are my own.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.