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Chilled Farro Salad with Shrimp, Strawberries and Pineapple

Chilled Farro Salad with Shrimp, Strawberries and PineappleI was brainstorming to come up with a new grain-based salad to prepare for a holiday party recently, when I came across Creative Chilled Farro Salads by Anthony Pierce at Tuscan Fields. One salad that especially caught my eye on that page was Tony’s Strawberry, Golden Pineapple & Coconut Farro Salad. There was no actual recipe given, but I thought I could use it as inspiration for coming up with a tropical-style shrimp and farro salad of my own.

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Strawberry and Butter Lettuce Salad

Strawberry and Butter Lettuce Salad

Strawberry and Butter Lettuce Salad

It’s early May and what’s glorious is seeing the first of the spring and summer local fruit hitting the farm stands of South Jersey. There’s nothing like fresh spring strawberries, and I got an overflowing basket of them this morning from my nearest farmstand today. They had just been picked that morning. So what could be better for lunch than a strawberry salad, featuring the first pick of butter lettuce from my own garden? Tossed with toasted pine nuts, sliced onion, and a quick honey vinaigrette, it was just divine.

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