Recipe: Nasturtium and Strawberry Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Nasturtium and Strawberry Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

This lively salad features peppery nasturtium leaves and flowers, along with sweet strawberries and a lemon-poppy seed dressing. Nasturtium leaves are seldom sold at grocery stores but they may be found at some farmers' markets or foraged along slopes and canyons around LA (or perhaps your own garden). On their own the leaves may be quite pungent but balancing them with arugula, nuts, and ricotta salata rounds out the flavor.

Nasturtium and Strawberry Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing
Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups baby arugula
1 cup nasturtium leaves, halved or shredded if large
1/2 pound strawberries, trimmed and quartered lengthwise
1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
1 ounce ricotta salata, shaved into strips with a vegetable peeler
8 to 12 nasturtium flowers

Place the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds, and salt in a small jar. Cover the jar and shake vigorously to combine.

Toss together the arugula, nasturtium leaves, strawberries, walnuts, and dressing. Top with ricotta salata and nasturtium flowers and serve.

About the Author

Emily Ho is a food writer, recipe developer, and educator who teaches classes on seasonal food, food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and Food Swap Network.
RSS icon

Previous

Watch Part Two of 'The Men Who Made Us Fat' Here

Next

The 6 Best Hot Pot Restaurants in Los Angeles

LEAVE A COMMENT Leave Comment