The first day of June, means another edition of ‘Lazy Susan’.  This month, to welcome summer, we are sharing all sorts of salads with homemade vinaigrettes.

When I make a salad, it often comes together just by looking at what I have on hand.  There aren’t’ really any measurements. I just throw it together, making adjustments depending on the quantity I need. For this salad, my inspiration was a few remaining strawberries from the berry farm, along with our farmers’ market finds of salad mix, head lettuce, garlic scapes and grain sprouts.  I think the most important elements in making a good salad are a little sweetness, a little savory, some good crunch and plenty of color.

summer salad with strawberries

Of course a killer vinaigrette helps too.  Once you’ve made your own vinaigrettes you won’t go back.  It’s easy, convenient and the ingredients are so very simple.

Lazy Susan: Summer Salad with Strawberries


  • Salad mix
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Garlic scapes, sliced
  • A handful of grain sprouts, pecans, almonds or sunflower seeds
  • Maple Balsamic Viniagrette
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in an individual salad bowl, or large serving bowl, depending on your needed quantity. Drizzle lightly with vinaigrette, toss ands serve.
  2. For vinaigrette combine all ingredients in a mason jar. Screw on lid and shake well, until ingredients are combined.

summer salad with strawberries

Next up is Amy Boring with her marinated beet salad.  Can’t wait to give this a try with all the beautiful beets from the farmers’ market this weekend.  Be sure to follow all the links to get in on all the wonderful summer salad ideas!

2 Responses to Lazy Susan: Summer Salad with Strawberries

  1. Sara T says:

    Allison, adore your images of this salad. Perfect no fuss dressing, love it!

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