I don’t know about you, but unless I have some magnificently delicious leftovers from the night before, my lunch usually consists of a few of the same things. These being: soup (oooh!) or salad (ahhhh!)
I know, I’m crazy like that. Total wildcard.
So in trying to spruce up the old lunchski the other day, and also trying to use up the rest of my tofu, I threw it on a soft bed of lettuce & herb mix (Seriously if you haven’t tried this yet, it is amazing. We’re talking a whole new level of salad.) I also had some strawberries to use up and then it hit me to throw in a few leaves of basil. Life. Changing.
The combination of the sweetness of the strawberries and the bold flavor of the basil was such a pleasant surprise. Others may have discovered this dynamic duo, however, this was a first for me and I just felt the need to share.
Strawberry Basil Salad
2 cups lettuce & herb salad mix
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
Handful of fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
T goat cheese or feta
1/4 cup grilled tofu, chicken, shrimp or whatever your heart desires
Homemade Dijon Dressing:
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
Again, I realize we’re not talking rocket science here, but if you haven’t stumbled upon this tasty combo, I highly recommend it!
I also highly recommend you rent every season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and watch it. Even if you already have, watch it again. Preferably whilst eating this salad.
What’s your favorite salad or other lunch staple?