Salad #9: Five Minute Strawberry Romaine Salad
This Five Minute Strawberry Romaine Salad is number 9 in my series of 52 Salad Recipe Series.
We call this ‘Salad in a Hurry’ because that’s what it is. It came about a few weeks ago after I opened the fridge looking for a quick-lunch. Five minutes later I sat down to this light crisp, simple, yet satisfying lunchtime meal.
One of the keys to this quick-fix salad, is to have the strawberries and romaine lettuce prepped in advance. We find here in this Fox Kitchen, we’re more likely to use fresh produce if it’s in a ready-to-go state.
After you’ve finished shopping, or after your CSA Box arrives, clean and chop the romaine lettuce and strawberries before storing them in the fridge, and it will save you time on busy days when you don’t have time to prep.
For me, having something semi-prepped, is the difference between throwing together the ingredients of a salad like this one, or grabbing a bag of chips to quickly satisfy my noontime hunger before I get down to the business of finishing a day’s work.
This simple salad would feel extra special if done up in a Weck or Mason jar for a workplace lunch. I would recommend keeping the dressing separate until ready to serve. There’s a good How to Make Mason Jar Salad tutorial on POPSUGAR. Scroll down the page to ‘The Parchment Paper Fix’ for tips on keeping the dressing separate until ready to serve.
Gluten Free | Grain Free | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Refined Sugar Free | Real Food | Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo
- 2 Cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 Cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 Tbsp sliced almonds
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- In a salad bowl, or plate (or mason jar, see notes below) layer lettuce, top with strawberries and sliced almonds, drizzle with oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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