If you read my taco salad post, you may remember that I used my egg slicer to slice olives. I have also found that this is the perfect tool for slicing strawberries. Whether I am making a strawberry dessert or this scrumptious fruit and nut salad, the egg slicer is just the thing for quickly slicing a lot of strawberries.
The creamy tartness of feta or blue cheese is a great contrast to the sweetness of the fruit and dressing. I personally prefer feta over blue cheese and always buy it in a block rather than crumbled. A block is cheaper per ounce and gives you the option of feta cubes or crumbles. Also, a block of feta has a longer shelf-life than crumbled feta. I never use a whole block at one time, so I cut it into smaller portions and freeze them for later use.
To serve this as a side salad, simply omit the chicken.
Fruit and Nut Salad
Choose desired ingredients from the lists below. Place a bed of greens on each plate. Add desired toppings. Drizzle with dressing. Note: Ingredients marked with * are the ones in the pictured salad.
Green leaf lettuce
Mandarin orange slices
Almonds, sliced or slivered
Bacon, cooked and chopped
Blue cheese, crumbled