Simple Food: Strawberry, Cucumber and Red Pepper Salad with Maple Drizzle
Looking for a sweet little salad that will knock the socks off your Canada Day barbecue guests? This is it!
The crunchy-ness of cucumbers and red pepper works perfectly with the juicy-ness of strawberries, peppery-ness of arugula, bite of the green onion and tang of creamy goat cheese.
A little Canadian maple syrup drizzle dressing offers a light hint of sweet that makes this salad sensational. (My husband even comes back for seconds!)
I partnered with my friends over at Produce Made Simple to share my salad creation on CHCH Morning Live as part of a segment on Ontario greenhouse veggies for Canada Day; however, this post is not a sponsored one.
Strawberry, Cucumber and Red Pepper Salad with Maple Drizzle
Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 8 to 10 (as a side)
1 container (5oz/142g) of baby arugula (baby spinach or kale work too!)
½ pint fresh strawberries hulled and sliced (about 15 medium-size berries)
3 mini cucumbers, chopped into bite-size rounds
1 red sweet pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces
2 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup crumbled goat cheese
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Maple Drizzle Dressing
¼ cup canola oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard (maple dijon if you can find it)
½ tsp oregano
Pinch of sea salt
How to Make:
Put arugula onto a large, shallow salad bowl or platter. Scatter strawberries, cucumber red pepper, green onions and goat cheese over the greens.
In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients. Drizzle dressing over salad (you won’t need to use it all, save some for your next salad creation). Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
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