Salad #9: Five Minute Strawberry Romaine Salad

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.

Five Minute Strawberry Romaine Salad

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.

Five Minute Strawberry Romaine Salad

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.

5 Minute Strawberry Romaine Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
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Summary: A crisp, light and refreshing single serve salad. I could eat this everyday. Note: don't skip the salt and pepper, they are crucial.
Gluten Free | Grain Free | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Refined Sugar Free | Real Food | Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
Notes
This salad would be lovely 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.

Enjoy!
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7 comments

  1. Oh yum! We love strawberries in salad. And I prep a lot of things ahead, but for some reason it is just hard for me to get it done with veggies. Although I admit it is handy when I do it! Maybe eventually it will become routine for me just like cooking up extra meat for the freezer is.

    • Laureen Fox says:

      Lydia, I know what you mean. I always have good intentions but most of the time it just doesn’t pan out. Same with freezer cooking. I know it’s a real time saver (and with bulk buying, a money saver). I need to sit down and plan it out.

  2. What a wonderful summer salad – and I love how quick it is to make, Laureen! The combination of strawberries and almonds is so appealing too. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday today! Hope you have a very special day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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