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Berry Salad of the Season
From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Here in Central California, we generally have a constant seasonal supply of wonderful berries to toss into salads such as this one, also using local fresh greens. The delicate, sweet/tart flavors of any berry contrasts nicely with the textures of greens as well as the colors. Be creative, and enjoy!
1 cup fresh local berries of choice (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries...)
Put the 1 cup of berries in a bowl. Toss with the honey and the 1/2 teaspoon of balsamic. Set aside. In measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic, sea salt, pepper, sugar or honey and the diced or smashed berries, whisking to make the dressing. Arrange the greens on individual plates, place the marinated berries on the side and put on a small round of brie or goat cheese and diced meats if using. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with a few grains of the semi-coarse salt.
Recipe created 2009-09-16.