Watercress Salad with Strawberries and Feta

Watercress Salad with Strawberries and Feta! Such a great way to enjoy fresh spring fruits and vegetables. Toss with a simple champagne vinaigrette.
Ingredients

For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

For the salad:
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 bunch watercress, any thick stems removed (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed mint or basil leaves, or a combination of both, roughly chopped
  • 16 ripe strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 Persian or English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta
Directions
  • Toast the almonds: Preheat the oven to 350F. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 7 to 9 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  • Make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil. Taste and add more honey, salt, or pepper, if you like.
  • Assemble the salad: In a salad bowl, toss the watercress, mint and/or basil, strawberries, radishes, and cucumber with half the dressing. Taste and continue adding additional dressing until the salad is evenly coated with dressing and flavorful. Top with crumbled feta and toasted almonds, and serve.

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