I wanted to do something with the strawberries besides eat them plain. I recently received some delicious sweet and salty cashews from Oh! Nuts, and I knew they’d be great in a salad with my berries.
I decided to go with watercress as the base for the salad. I really like watercress, but I don’t use it often enough. I tossed the watercress in a very simple dressing of minced shallot, lemon, honey and olive oil. I added lots of strawberries, the cashews and some shaved ricotta salata.
This is a great summer salad, and very easy to put together. Strawberry season has just started, and I’ll be getting berries from the yard for a few more months. I need to come up with some other ways to use them, any ideas?
2 bunches of watercress, trimmed
1 cup of strawberries, halved or quartered
1/4 cup sweet and salty cashews
1/4 cup ricotta salata, shaved
1 small shallot, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 heaping teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste