It is strawberry season in Wisconsin! What I buy from the grocery store in January has so little in common with the homegrown strawberries of June that they really should be re-named! Here is the salad that I have been eating every day for the past week.

Ingredients                                                                                 

2 teaspoons strawberry jam (I use Simply Fruit)                                             

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

Chopped romaine or other greens

Sliced strawberries

Crumbled goat cheese (or feta)

Chopped toasted walnuts

Wisk together the jam, vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper. I’ve found this amount of dressing enough for 2 or 3 salads. Toss the greens, strawberries, crumbled cheese and walnuts with the dressing and enjoy.

It’s not strawberry shortcake but it hits the spot!

What is your favorite summer salad?