Pacific Garden Salad
A California-style fresh strawberry and cantaloupe fruit salad served with a spicy basil and mustard vinaigrette.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon hot-sweet mustard
1 large clove garlic, minced
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 small head iceberg lettuce cut into 8 wedges
8 fresh apricots, halved and pits removed
1 pint basket fresh strawberries
1 cantaloupe, seeded, sliced and rind removed
1/2 cup natural pistachios, shelled and chopped
- To make Vinaigrette: In bowl whisk oil, vinegar, basil, mustard and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
- To assemble salad, on individual serving plates (or on platter) arrange remaining ingredients, dividing equally. Serve vinaigrette on the side.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy California Strawberry Commission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved. Used with permission.