Alert
Close

Donate now to get your name on the hood of Jeff Gordon's car! Learn how to Ride With Jeff

Highlights

Open

SEARCH RECIPES

Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!

 

AARP Real Possibilities

 

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

Contests and
Sweeps

Boomer Superstar Contest 

Chance to win $5,000 in contest powered by American Idol Live! Ends 09/05/14. No purchase necessary. Rules.

most popular
articles

Viewed

Spring Strawberry Salad

Health Nutrition—Berries!

— Photo by Lisa Shin; Food Styling: Margarette Adams; Prop Styling: Angharad Bailey

Serves 4

1/3 cup walnut halves

4 cups hulled strawberries

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 cups baby spinach leaves or torn romaine lettuce, rinsed and dried

1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced

1 small cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves

3 ounces fresh goat cheese, thinly sliced or crumbled

1. Toast the walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally until the walnuts are lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.

2. In a large salad bowl, mash 1/2 cup of the strawberries until relatively smooth, but leave the texture a little coarse. Cut the remaining strawberries into 1/2-inch slices and set aside.

3. Add the vinegar, oil, and honey to the mashed strawberries. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk well to blend the dressing.

4. Add the spinach or romaine lettuce, plus the carrot, cucumber, thyme, and sliced strawberries to the salad bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat well. Divide the salad among serving plates and top each one with toasted walnuts and goat cheese.

Nutrients per serving: 302 calories, 8g protein, 21g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 22g fat, 17mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium.

Adapted from a recipe by Robyn Webb, food editor of Diabetes Forecast magazine.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Pepperoni Pizza, Papa Johns Superbowl promotion for AARP members

Members receive 25% off regular price menu items at Papa John's

Outback Steak

Members save 15% Mon-Thurs & during weekend lunch at Outback Steakhouse.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.