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.
Be sure to also check out the other recipes in this series:
- 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!)
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 four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.