How beautiful is this salad?!OK people. I know this is totally shocking, but its the truth! I have reunited with my camera! :-) WOOHOO!! After being camera-less with a broken camera for several weeks, and after a somewhat expensive visit to the camera doctor, we are back in business! Er...that is the food blogging business. And as promised, I have two new recipes for you this week! Plus, an awesome giveaway for Bee Free Honee, an amazingly tasty honey alternative! In case you missed that post, go check it out and make sure you leave a comment so you are eligible to win! Trust me, its so good!
So summer is upon us and that means lots of fruit and veggies! One of my favorite things to do is have fresh salads with berries. But for me, a heavy dressing can distract from the delicate flavor of the berries. So my Strawberry-Lime basil dressing was born. And it is so so good! It is bursting with bright sweet and citrus flavors, with a touch of basil and creaminess from the cashews. And I just felt good after eating a big bowl of this! Its a must try! Hope you all enjoy it!
Berry Pecan Salad
with Strawberry-Lime Basil Dressing
Strawberry-Lime Basil Dressing:
1 16-ounce container of strawberries
Juice of 1 lime
4 Basil leaves
3 Tbsp. raw cashews
2 Tbsp. agave nectar or sweetener of choice
tiny pinch of sea salt and black pepper
In a Vitamix, or just using a regular blender toss all ingredients in and blend until very smooth. Set aside.
For the Salad:
4-6 cups (or big handfuls) of baby spinach
1 16-ounce carton strawberries, sliced
12-ounces of blackberries (a few cups)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Strawberry-Lime Basil Dressing
Place all salad ingredients into a bowl, and either toss with the dressing or serve on the side for drizzling.