Summer Salad Recipe
I was thinking of the luscious, fresh basil that I have growing in my garden when I came up with this recipe. I think this salad is best with a very light tasting dressing. I like the Newman's Own, Asian Sesame. I have also included a link to a dressing recipe should you want to make your own.
The ingredient list is for one serving, but you can easily use your math skills to add more servings:) Bon Apetit!!
1 cup fresh spinach leaves, washed and torn into bite size pieces
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and torn into bite size pieces
4 large fresh, ripe strawberries, washed and sliced
1/2 cup turkey breast thinly sliced or cubed
1/4 cup walnut pieces
or Newman's Own Natural Salad Mist, Asian Sesame
or dressing of your choice
Gently toss spinach and basil leaves together. Top with the turkey breast and then the sliced strawberries. Drizzle the dressing over all. Sprinkle on the walnut pieces.
The Herb, Basil
I love everything about basil: its beautiful statuesque habit of growth, the delightfully exotic sweet smell of its leaves. I discovered that besides being wonderful in recipes it has a number of other uses and some interesting folklore surrounding it.