Mixed Greens with Warm Ponchatula Strawberry Vinaigrette
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
During the early spring, Louisiana strawberries are in season, and no others can compare to their taste and flavor. We have made a great vinaigrette with this Louisiana pride and joy to take advantage of their abundance at this time. This can be served as a salad before your meal or use it as a bed to place your favorite meat upon.
In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add strawberries and vinegar and bring to a simmer. Add basil, thyme, cracked black pepper, Creole mustard, juice blend and cane syrup and blend well. Whisk in vegetable oil and remaining olive oil and warm through. Add salt and pepper to taste. In a large mixing bowl, add salad greens and toss with warm dressing. Add more salt and pepper to taste if desired. I recommend that you serve this under my Herb-Encrusted Lamb Lollipops.