Strawberry Herb Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

A beautiful warm weather salad that's light, clean, and refreshing.

Add a bit of soft goat cheese, if you like, to bulk it up. Poppy seeds—a classic strawberry partner—add extra spark and textural interest.

Prep: 10 minutes
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (12)

  • 1 pint medium strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cup (tightly packed) baby arugula
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) cress (watercress, upland cress, or a combination), leaves and tender stems only
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley, leaves and tender stems only
  • 1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place the sliced strawberries in a medium bowl.
  2. Fill a deep bowl with cool water. Add arugula, cress, parsley, tarragon and mint, swish around to clean, and lift into the basket of a salad spinner. Spin dry and transfer to a large salad bowl.
  3. Whisk oil, vinegar, poppy seeds, honey, salt and pepper until emulsified. (Or shake vigorously in a lidded jar.) Spoon 1 tablespoon vinaigrette over strawberries; toss gently to coat. Spoon 2 tablespoons vinaigrette over herbs; toss gently. Scrape berries over herbs. Taste, adding more vinaigrette if desired.  Serve immediately.

Mojito

This Cuban classic Mojito is a refreshing mix of crisp, white rum, sparkling soda water, fresh, zesty lime and fragrant mint leaves. Balancing the rum's smooth warmth with the lime's citrusy tang and the mint's cool, herbal notes, it promises to burst a tropical bliss!

Ingredients (5)

  • 2 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum
  • 0.75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz. Sugar Syrup
  • 2 oz. Soda Water
  • 10 Mint Leaves