Ramat Hasharon, where I live, was famous for its strawberry fields. Now only a few remain and I love being able to get fresh, local strawberries just a few minutes from my home. While strawberries are a summer fruit in many parts of the world, here they peak in winter. I love how this bright salad highlights the fruit and people go nuts for it every time I serve it.
- Mix all the lettuce and spinach leaves together in a salad bowl.
- Sprinkle the strawberries and pecans on top.
- To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients with a hand blender or food processor until smooth. Season before serving. (Note: This makes plenty of extra dressing, but it's excellent on any salad and will keep for at least a week in the fridge.)
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.
Reprinted with permission from Cook in Israel: Home Cooking Inspiration by Orly Ziv.