Salads

For those who love Mediterranean cuisine, and look for something healthy, nutritious and delicious to eat during the summer months, a strawberry and feta salad will satisfy them immensely. This strawberry and feta  salad is easy to prepare, contains ingredients that are easy to find and cost a little, and can be eaten both for lunch and for dinner. Highly recommended for children who usually do not love salads. Once they have a taste of this salad they won’t be able to stop! Also, this salad is ideal for those who try to lose some weight but want to eat something delicious at the same time. 

Recipes: Strawberry and feta salad 

(Serves 4 people)

Ingredients (for the salad)

1 handful of strawberries (about 35)

1 cup of finely chopped feta cheese

1/2 avocado, chopped into small pieces

1/2 red onion, sliced

Ingredients (for the honey vinaigrette)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of white vinegar

1 teaspoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of lime juice

1 teaspoon of dry mustard

1 teaspoon of salt

Preparation

Put the strawberries, the avocado and the red onion in a large bowl and mix them well for 1 minute. Sprinkle the chopped feta cheese over the mixture. 

In another bowl, put the honey, the white vinegar, the olive oil, the lemon juice, the lime juice and the dry mustard. Stir them well for 2 minutes. Season with the salt.  Serve immediately.

Notes

If you want to add some more sweetness to the salad, you can use 3 tablespoons of honey instead of 2 for the honey vinaigrette. If you want more intense flavor you can use spicy mustard for the honey vinaigrette. Another thing you can do for more intense flavor is to use the dry mustard but also add a teaspoon of paprika. If you make this salad often and you want to break the monotony once in a while, what you can do is add a few  almonds or nuts in the salad. Children usually prefer caramelized almonds and nuts. Also, you can occasionally add 1 tablespoon of dried basil in the honey vinaigrette. It is important to eat this salad once it is ready, otherwise it won’t taste very good.

A fresh fruit smoothie with mango, pineapple and yogurt goes wonderfully with this salad, but if you want something stronger, sweet red wine is also a good alternative. 

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