Strawberry Mâche Salad

Yield 4 servings

For the dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic, microplaned or minced to a paste
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Fresh black pepper

For the salad:

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 ounces mâche
  • 12 ounces strawberries, stems removed, berries quartered
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 10 basil leaves, thinly sliced (chiffonade)

1. To make the dressing, just mix all of the ingredients together in a little bowl.

2. Next, toast the almonds. Preheat a small pan over medium low heat. Toast for about 5 minutes, tossing frequently, until honey brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. To assemble salad, in a large mixing bowl, toss together mâche, strawberries and red onion. Add the dressing, and toss to coat.

4. Top with almonds and basil, and serve!