Tender lettuce leaves are the backdrop for this fruit salad that offers another way to highlight luscious strawberries—rich in sweet flavor and antioxidants—during their spring through summer harvest. Kids will have fun squeezing the oranges for juice and whisking the vinaigrette. This recipe comes to us from R.D. Sharon Palmer, author of The Plant-Powered Diet, and the great folks at The Kids Cook Monday. This recipe is suitable for little cooks between the ages of 12-15.
Strawberry Brazil Nut Salad
- 1½ cup fresh strawberries
- 2 Tbsp red onion (optional)
- 2 Tbsp fresh basil
- 2 Tbsp Brazil nuts
- 4 cup your favorite tender lettuce greens
- 1 orange
- 1½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ Tbsp black pepper
Adult: Slice the strawberries, red onion, basil and Brazil nuts. Set the chopped Brazil nuts aside.
Together: Combine the tender lettuces, chopped strawberries, fresh basil and red onion, if using, together in a small bowl.
Kid: Squeeze the orange to make 1½ Tbsp on orange juice. Whisk the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and black pepper together in a small dish.
Together: Toss the salad with the dressing. Garnish with the Brazil nuts and enjoy!
Serves 4. Per Serving: 87 calories, 7g carbs, 2g protein, 7g fat, 4mg sodium, 2g fiber