Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and Candied Pecans with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

While eating lunch this past weekend, my husband discovered that fresh strawberries and with extra sharp white cheddar tasted really great together. We were heading to a friend’s house for dinner and I was in charge of bringing a salad. I decided to make a summery salad using strawberries and the extra sharp cheddar along with mixed greens, romaine lettuce, cucumber, and candied pecans. I served the salad with a homemade Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. This salad was a huge hit and even our friend’s kids who don’t like salads ate theirs. I love that!

Prepare the strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Click here for the recipe.

Place the mixed greens and romaine lettuce into a large serving bowl. Add the sliced strawberries and diced cucumber along with the candied pecans and extra sharp cheddar shavings. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve the salad with the vinaigrette drizzled on top. Enjoy.

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Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and Candied Pecans with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield: 8

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

4 cups of mixed greens
4 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
4 oz of fresh strawberries, hulled & sliced
1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
Extra sharp white cheddar, shaved (I used a carrot peeler)
Candied pecans
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Strawberry balsamic vinaigrette (click link above for the recipe)

Directions:

Prepare the strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Click link above for the recipe.

Place the mixed greens and romaine lettuce into a large serving bowl. Add the sliced strawberries and diced cucumber along with the candied pecans and extra sharp cheddar shavings. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve the salad with the vinaigrette drizzled on top. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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14 Responses to “Mixed Greens with Strawberries, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and Candied Pecans with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — July 23, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    Lovely salad, especially love that sharp cheddar!

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    gloria — July 23, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    This salad look delicious Pam!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — July 23, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    I got start using strawberries and sharp white cheddar together in my salad. Sounds delicious Pam!

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    lenia — July 24, 2013 @ 2:40 am

    My kind of salad!Love strawberries as a salad ingredient!
    kisses!

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    Jenn — July 24, 2013 @ 5:28 am

    Talk about taking the plain, everyday old salad and kicking it up!! YUM!

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    Susan — July 24, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    Beautiful salad! Yes to the berries, yes to the pecans and yes to that sharp cheddar!

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    Carmen Rosa — July 24, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    I love simple spring/summer salads like this. Lovely colors and flavors!

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    Marjie — July 24, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Sounds like my kind of salad!

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    Joanne — July 24, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    This is such a gorgeous salad! I love all the fun flavors and mix-ins. And strawberries and cheddar?? Who knew!?

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    Laura — July 24, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Wow this salad certainly caught my attention! I have to try this!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — July 24, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    I love strawberries with a lettuce salad. This one looks so yummy!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 25, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    We too had a green salad with berries for the lunch today. Yours looks delightful!

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    grace — July 26, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    that dressing is terrific and perfect for a salad such as this!

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