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Strawberry Tossed Salad

Meet the Cook: One reason I particularly like this recipe is that it's so versatile. I've served the salad with poultry, ham and pork all throughout the year and even used it to add color to the table at Christmas. Recently, when I brought this for a dinner at church, one lady asked if she could take home the little that was left for her husband's lunch the next day - and he very rarely eats salad or fruit. Right now, my husband and I are in the middle of building our retirement home out in the country. We have four grown children and five grandchildren. -Patricia McNamara, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • For dressing, place first seven ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake until sugar is dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Just before serving, shake dressing again and toss with salad.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 281 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Jun 11, 2018

    Delightful salad. I left off the walnuts but otherwise made as is. Dressing was a great compliment to the salad.

  • Sally
    Apr 9, 2017

    Made this for our church dinner and everyone was asking "who made that salad. It's the best I've ever eaten.". They especially liked the dressing.

  • okieshooter
    Jul 29, 2014

    My picky husband loved this salad. The sweetness of the strawberries with the tangy dressing was perfect.

  • blardo
    May 19, 2013

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  • pattycrow
    Jan 6, 2012

    I've made this salad several times and get requests for it all the time. Love it.

  • MamaDaudelin
    Jun 17, 2011

    Loved this salad. I omitted the cheese and the nuts, added croutons instead. A definite hit at our table!

  • agnes24
    Apr 28, 2011

    I love this salad but without the walnuts. I also prefer to omit the garlic.

  • fourjodi
    Apr 27, 2011

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  • char04
    Jun 1, 2010

    This is fantastic. The dressing is woderful. I make the dressing for other salads also.

  • lastaggart
    Dec 9, 2009

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