large or 5 medium strawberries, washed and hulled
balsamic vinegar, plus extra for berry purée
fruit-flavored extra virgin olive oil
For the Salad:
baby bitter greens mixture (spinach, arugula, mache, watercress) or all spinach
remaining strawberries, sliced
packaged oven-roasted almond slices
Blue cheese, crumbled and added to taste
To make the dressing whirl the 3 to 5 strawberries in a blender with a dash of balsamic vinegar until puréed (or mash by hand). In a small bowl, whisk the 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sugar until well blended. Whisk in pureed berries.
Place greens in salad bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and toss. Add almond slices and blue cheese and lightly toss. Serve immediately.