A friend once made this for a party to celebrate the beginning of summer. The ingredients are intriguing, and sure to impress guests at a summer dinner party.
Try adding some crumbled gorgonzola to this salad for an extra special touch. You could also try substituting half of the mixed greens with a combination of cress and rocket; the peppery rocket is particularly nice in contrast to the sweet strawberries.
This is the BEST Strawberry Salad on this site!!! The dressing is what does it - although I leave out the poppy seeds - just personal preference! My hubby doesn't care for strawberry's but will eat this salad without a problem, so will my 2 y/o. I've also added some chopped avocado or left out the mushrooms if I didn't have any....still a great salad! It's fine with just romaine lettuce and instead of chopped pecans (yummy) I find myself tossing in a handful of sunflower seed for a change also. I prefer the dressing at room temperature and I think it thickens up bit this way also. My alsolute favorite salad and it's converting alot of friends and family to salad eating too! - 22 May 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used extra virgin reserve olive oil in this recipe as I always do for salad dressings because it is the best, however, next time I make this I will use vegetable oil as the recipe states. The olive oil was too heavy for the salad and I felt like I didn't do it justice. Toast the pecans in the microwave for a minute and a half for another added dimension. Next time I will cut the sugar down even more. - 23 Mar 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made the dressing for this salad and used it on spinach, mangoes and candied pecans and it was delicious. Every single person I made this salad for has asked for the recipe since then! - 01 Aug 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)