It’s one of the last weeks here on the cape to get sweet strawberries at the farmers’ market…get them while they last!
I got these beauties from Lucas, owner of Halcyon Farm in Brewster, MA.
This salad combines summertime fruits with baby kale, fresh basil, quinoa and goat cheese for a delicious and refreshing meal
…perfect for after a day at the beach!
Sweet Summer Fruit and Basil Salad
1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
1 cup watermelon, cubed
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly shredded
goat cheese, crumbled
2-3 large handfuls of baby kale
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice from 2 lemons
1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
1-2 tablespoons honey (depending on taste)
salt and pepper
-Combine quinoa, watermelon, strawberries, almonds and basil in a large bowl.
-Whisk together salad dressing ingredients, tasting and adding honey, salt and pepper as needed.
-Drizzle salad dressing over watermelon/strawberry mixture, tossing to coat.
-Place baby kale on a serving plate, top with watermelon/strawberry mixture and top with crumbled goat cheese.
Get out there and support your local farmers’ markets!!!
Food that travels the least amount of distance from farm to fork is the healthiest to eat!