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Spring is Getting Closer! Salad with Strawberry-Lime Dressing

Active Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: none / Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes 2 servings

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Ingredients:

  • For the dressing:
    • 6 strawberries, stemmed and chopped
    • Zest and juice of a lime, plus more to taste
    • ½-1 teaspoon raw honey, to taste
    • Pinch sea salt
    • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • For the salad:
    • 6 cups mixed greens
    • 8 thin raw asparagus spears, cut on a diagonal into ¼” thick slices
    • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
    • 4 strawberries, stemmed and sliced or chopped
    • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
    • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
    • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese
    • 4 thin slices Prosciutto di Parma or ham of your choice, torn into pieces

Directions:

  1. Place the 6 strawberries in a medium bowl and mash well with the tines of a fork. Use the fork to whisk in the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust any flavors so that the dressing has a sweet-tart balance. Set aside.
  2. Place 3 cups lettuces on each of two plates. Top each evenly with remaining ingredients. Spoon over the dressing and serve.