Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Strawberry Salad with an Island Twist

My sister in law prepared this delicious meal for a recent family gathering. I have to say,this is one of my favorite meals....

Vegetable Lasagne
(My cousin Mel's for the low down!)

Summer Strawberry Salad

6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
1 banana sliced
handful of fresh picked blueberries
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup cream of coconut* (a little more if you prefer)
2Tbsp lemon juice
1Tbsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)


1. In a 4-quart bowl toss together romaine,strawberries, pineapple, banana and blueberries. Salad may be assembled and refrigerated, cover tightly-up to one hour ahead (If doing this-add banana just before serving)
2. for dressing, in a small bowl whisk together water, cream of coconut, lemon juice,mustard, and ginger. Cover and refrigerate the dressing. To serve, toss the greens and fruit mixture with the dressing to coat. Sprinkle with almonds. Makes 6-8 servings
*Note-look for cream of coconut with the drink mixers in supermarkets, under brands such as coco Lopez.


Kirby said...

I would have never thought of a fruit salad and lasagna -- but seeing it on the plate -- YUM! I'm totally making this dinner. Thanks!

Leigh said...

Kirby-you will thank me for this one, that I am sure. Some gooooood eatting!

Lindsey said...

This salad sounds delish!

Mrs Jules said...

My that looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Summer is ending and I get to play catch up in many places, ie: Bloggeritaville!

So glad to visit here today. I'm liking the looks of that lasagna, too. I plan on sharing some favorites in the coming weeks, also. Bless you, Leigh!

Keetha said...

I love lasagna - - - but I do use meat in mine.

Hey - - - Have you tried going to your "edit" button on this post, placing your cursor into the area that has too much space and hitting backspace until you get rid of the extra space - - - then republish?

Tammy said...

Ok, that looks like the yummiest meal ever!

J said...

Wow that looks YUM!!!!