Quick Pickled Strawberry Salad
Recipe type: Main
  • For the quick pickled strawberries:
  • 1 pound Florida Strawberries
  • 1½ cups white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • For each salad:
  • Baby arugula (or other greens of choice)
  • ⅓ cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 4 tablespoons pickling liquid
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ shallot, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. First, make the quick pickled strawberries. Wash the strawberries, remove the tops, and place in a 1 quart heat proof jar. In a sauce pan, bring the remaining ingredients (white wine vinegar, sugar, water, salt) to a boil. Cook and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved into the mixture. Pour the liquid over the strawberries. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate. ***Note: pickled strawberries can be prepared up to 5 days in advance***
  2. To create the vinaigrette, whisk together the pickling liquid, extra virgin olive oil, and the minced shallot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. ***Note: you may have extra vinaigrette depending on how many salads are being made. This amount was for 3-4 salads***
  3. To assemble the salad: place the arugula, quinoa, walnuts, and goat cheese in a bowl or on a plate. Top with sliced pickled strawberries, and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Enjoy!
Recipe by Helpful Homemade at https://helpfulhomemade.com/quick-pickled-strawberry-salad/