Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mixed Lettuces with Edamame, Strawberries, and Pinenuts

Even though I've been reading food blogs for quite a while now, it's always nice when I discover another good new-to-me blog. I don't remember how I stumbled across A Crafty Lass a little while ago, but I have to say that she is definitely a winner. Mihai also deserves credit for suggesting we try the salad above while browsing through my Reader starred items - I'd forgotten having starred it and it would have been a shame to miss it. It's definitely another full-meal delicious salad. (It feels a bit silly posting a two-step recipe, but we did adapt it a bit from the original, since we don't love pistachios as much as we love pinenuts and since we didn't have some other more exotic ingredients on hand.)

Mixed Lettuces with Edamame, Strawberries, and Pinenuts
Adapted from A Crafty Lass

For the salad:

⅓ of a head of red leaf lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
⅓ of a head of butter lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
½ cup of shelled, cooked, and cooled edamame (once shelled, start with ½ of a bag frozen)
6-7 strawberries, sliced
2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
a handful of pinenuts

For the vinaigrette:

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
pinch of salt
a few grinds of black pepper

1. Place all the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until mixed well.

2. Toss all of the salad ingredients together with the dressing and serve immediately.


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