Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Strawberry Pear Dressing

Strawberry Pear Dressing

This morning my daughter and I went to our 100% organic market and bought some amazing, fresh picked, local produce. I was literally picking it out of the boxes that they just unloaded from the truck, before they even had a chance to place it on the shelves. It was picked just hours prior!! I spied the most beautiful burgundy red leaf lettuce, a variety called Black Sampson I think, and I just had to have two heads of it. I also got some fresh picked strawberries, kale, heirloom tomatoes and other things. We headed home and I began thinking about my lunch recipe. I had some fresh arugula at home and wanted to make a pear and arugula salad. But now that I had this beautiful red leaf I switched gears, used the pear in a dressing with some strawberries and the juice of a Meyer lemon and created a different salad that turned out beautifully. The result was a sweet yet tangy fruit dressing, completely void of any oil, on a large bed of fresh, tender greens--it was spectacular.

Red Leaf and Arugula Salad
organic red leaf lettuce--Black Sampson
organic Arugula
1 scallion, diced
broccoli sprouts
organic strawberries, sliced
black sesame seeds
Arrange the lettuce on a plate and top with scallions, broccoli sprouts, sliced strawberries and some black sesame seeds. Serve with Strawberry Pear Dressing.

Strawberry Pear Dressing
by Elizabeth @ RAW Living and Learning
1 organic pear, skin on, remove seeds
3 organic strawberries,  green tops on
juice from 1 large Meyer lemon or two small Meyer lemons
In a small food processor, process all of the ingredients until smooth.
 The pink color was just beautiful, the pictures do not give it justice.
+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for fresh picked, right off the truck, organic produce.


bitt said...

The dressing sounds great. I might just drink it on its own.

Elizabeth said...

Tee, hee, hee...my daughter said the same thing, "It looks like a smoothie". But it tastes like a dressing due to the delicious Meyer lemon juice! It is really good. Hope you give it a try.
Peace and Raw Health,

Catherine said...

OH! I am going to try this tomorrow! An oil free salad!

kt said...

What a fabulous idea! I can't wait until we have organic strawberries in season up here. Thanks for sharing.