Thursday, May 28, 2009

bowls of art

I love salads in the summer. You can make them so many different ways, with so many different fresh ingredients this time of year. But, since the carnivore would never touch a salad, I only indulge in these little bowls of art at lunch.

Recently I had an abundance of strawberries in the house. No worries - just time to make a salad. I started this delectable dish with spinach leaves. I sliced some tart strawberries. I then added in some creamy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts. To spice it up I added thin wisps of red onion. Finally, I spritzed the whole salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It was nothing short of divine.

Plus, I got tons of nutrients in that one little bowl. The spinach has lots of iron. The strawberries have a good serving of vitamin C and antioxidants. The walnuts are a great source of omega-3s. The goat cheese is an excellent way to get some calcium. Even the red onion provides nutrients that have been shown to help reduce risk of cancer.

So, if you have lots of left over strawberries I totally recommend you create your own little bowl of art. It is beautiful, delicious, and nutritious.


  1. Oh I never thought of putting strawberries in a savoury salad. I'm so jealous, strawberries are expensive here right now. If you have more of them around and need an idea of something your carnivore may eat with you, you could give this a shot []. very yum! Next time i have some around, i think i'll give your salad a go!

  2. What a pretty salad! I LOVE fresh strawberries on top of a nice crisp salad!

  3. This looks beautiful! I am currently obsessed with strawberries so I need to try this!


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