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Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnaps & Almonds

Today I’m sharing a Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, Almonds and a Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing.

Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, ALmonds and Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing. Get more easy healthy recipes at www.cookthestory.com

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful fathers in my life. I am particularly grateful that all the dads with a special place in my heart are healthy and happy again this year. I love you guys and am just plain delighted to have you in my life.

Today my post is part of a group of posts hitting the blogosphere to raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice Care. I’m sharing my recipe for:

Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, Almonds and a Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing.

Easy Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing. Click to get this recipe and more quick and healthy recipes from www.cookthestory.com

When coming up with my recipe for this strawberry salad I was thinking about how cancer has touched my life. I’ve been lucky. It hasn’t reached in too close. But I am aware that there is a history of colon cancer on both sides of my family. Both my mom’s mom and my dad’s dad had colon cancer. Although neither of them died of this terrible disease, it did make their lives more difficult and even embarrassing at times.

Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, ALmonds and Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing. Get more easy healthy recipes at www.cookthestory.com

In honor of my grandparents and the many others who have suffered from colon cancer I’m sharing a lean fruit-and-veggie-packed salad with nutrients and fiber that are great for colon health.

Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, ALmonds and Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing. Get more easy healthy recipes at www.cookthestory.com

4.8 from 4 reviews

Sautéed Strawberry & Sugarsnap Salad with Almonds
 
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This is an easy and healthy salad. It makes a lovely appetizer or side salad. Or you can add a bit of chicken or hard boiled egg for a complete meal.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6 as a small salad or 4 for dinner
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of dark salad greens
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ lb sugarsnap peas
  • ½ cup whole unsalted roasted almonds
  • ¼ tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 4 tbsp easy fat-free balsamic dressing (recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Divide the salad greens among 4-6 plates.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Clankety-clank the sugarsnaps and almonds into the skillet. Sprinkle on the salt. Cook and stir for a minute and then add the strawberries. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes, just until everything is heated through.
  3. Spoon the strawberries, sugarsnaps and almonds onto the mounds of greens. Divide the salad dressing among the salads.
4.8 from 4 reviews

Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing
 
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This is the easiest and most delicious salad dressing that I make. I’ve been making it for years, ever since my mom told me about it. It’s a sweet dressing that goes beautifully anytime there are nuts or fruit in a salad. note: To make this dressing (and thus the above salad) vegan, substitute either maple syrup or agave nectar in for the honey.
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Measure the honey and balsamic into a jar that has a tight fitting lid. Put the lid on. Shake it UP! Drizzle it ON!

 

Join with me today and celebrate our fathers, those who are no longer with us and those that we are lucky to have close by. And join with me and the other bloggers to raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice Care.

 

Cancer and Hospice Awareness in Memory of Papa #recipesfromtheheart

Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!

Check out all the amazing recipes from other bloggers participating in #recipesfromtheheart.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic

Chili Verde by Juanita’s Cocina

S’Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi

My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort

Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb

Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story

Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance

Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina

Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious

Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker

Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry

Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie

Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy

Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos

Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana’s Home Baking

Angel Cake by Ninja Baking

Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday

and

Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!

Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada provided the giveaway prizes for this group of posts. I have not been paid nor have I been given any items to write this post. All opinions are my own.

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47 Responses to “Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnaps & Almonds”
  1. What a gorgeous and absolutely delicious salad! Thank you so much for joining us in this post!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted: Crunch Burgers with Horseradish Mustard Sauce ~ June #PassTheCookbookClub!

  2. Catherine Bishop says:

    Ice cream… Never made it and would love to try!

  3. I would make ice cream. Cherry cheesecake ice cream

  4. Love this salad, and the dressing sounds wonderful. Love how simple it is. I might actually make some tonight for my salad!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts recently posted: Breyers Toppings Review & Giveaway

  5. Amy says:

    Colon cancer is definitely rough and embarassing for those afflicted. I am so gratful to hear that your family members are survivors.

    This recipe looks delicious! Perfect for a hot summer night.
    Amy recently posted: A Mustache For Dad & Special Cancer Post complete with KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!! #recipesfromtheheart

  6. Kim Beaulieu says:

    Christine thank you so much for joining us for this cause. I am so deeply touched by your support and kindness. Thanks for sharing this recipe and the story about your family with colon cancer. My aunt passed away of it years ago and with my colon issues I get tested every 2 to 3 years. So this recipe is perfect for me. I adore you woman!
    Kim Beaulieu recently posted: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberries & KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway #recipesfromtheheart

  7. Suzanne says:

    What a beautiful looking salad! The strawberries really pop among all the snap peas.
    Suzanne recently posted: Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

  8. Michelle says:

    delicious! Thanks!

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Thanks Michelle! So happy you like it. Hmmm…I could make that when you guys next come over. Let’s try to find a date!

  9. Susan says:

    What a beautiful salad Christine! I would never had thought to pair strawberries with sugarsnap peas but it sounds great.
    Susan recently posted: Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae #recipesfromtheheart

  10. WOW. amazing idea to saute the strawberries too. That little bit of heat would make them so sweet.
    Trish @infinebalance recently posted: Cranberry and Cashew Breakfast Muffins #recipesfromtheheart

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Exactly! They get almost jammy in flavor. But they’re cooked for such a short time that they aren’t mushy.

  11. I love that you sauteed the strawberries! You are just too clever.
    Jane’s Adventures in Dinner recently posted: Monday Morning Muffins: Rhubarb Crumble

  12. Katy Widrick says:

    I have to choose just one thing?

    OK, I would make cupcakes. Because every batch I’ve tried has failed — I think because I can never whip up the butter the way it needs to be whipped.
    Katy Widrick recently posted: Tweetchat (As We Know It) Shuts Down: What Do Twitter Chat Hosts Do?

    • Christine Pittman says:

      I'm terrible at making cupcakes too. Or baking sweets at all. I don't think I have the patience. And really, there are so many tasty cupcakes in the shops that it hardly seems worth it! But I do use my mixer a lot for breads and all kinds of tasty savory things. And I make ice cream, of course! Yum!

  13. Christine, this looks absolutely delicious! It’s a pleasure to be part of this event with you.
    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures recently posted: Suman in Honor of Grandma Eva {#recipesfromtheheart}

  14. Ramona says:

    Thanks for sharing your story with us today and making us more of us aware of colon cancer.. Your salad is so beautiful and would make anyone happy. :)

  15. phyllis says:

    Cancer is a terrible disease for anyone to have to go through. Colon cancer however, is one of the cancers that can be prevented by screening from your doctor and eating healthy. Congratulations to Christi and her fellow bloggers for bringing healthy menu items for us to try.

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Thanks Mom! You’re right: screening and healthy eating. Hey, did you enter to win the giveaway? This giveaway is open to Canadian residents too so you totally can :)

  16. SandyN says:

    I’d make some bread!!

  17. I’ve fallen in love with strawberry salads this year. Love this different take and the homemade dressing. Yum!
    Kerry Ann @Vinobaby’s Voice recently posted: Launching from the Depths

  18. Liz says:

    Such a gorgeous, healthy salad! And the dressing sounds amazing…I’ll definitely try it! Thanks for shiaring your story…
    Liz recently posted: S’mores Brownies in Jars #RecipesfromtheHeart and KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

  19. Angela says:

    What a gorgeous dish, Christine.
    Angela recently posted: Fresh Dill Bread (Grain-free)

  20. michelle says:

    Wonderful salad and great cause.

  21. Katie says:

    Christine I love this salad. I would have never thought to make a “warm” salad using strawberries. The dressing sounds/looks amazing as well. What a beautiful tribute to your grandparents.
    Katie recently posted: Spicy Beef Sliders + Giveaway #recipesfromtheheart

  22. What a beautiful salad and I love seeing this raising of awareness all over the net! Such a great cause. And I can’t wait to try this fat-free dressing, always a plus!
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig recently posted: Brined and Glazed Hoisin Drumsticks

    • Christine Pittman says:

      It’s an amazing cause. It always feels good to be able to do something positive with the blog. Thank you for visiting today and for commenting.

  23. What a lovely and smart salad, I would definitely enjoy a plateful of your salad with your neat fat free balsamic dressing.
    Helene D’souza recently posted: Mini Gugelhupf for #recipesfromtheheart

  24. Maureen F says:

    This salad recipe looks fantastic and perfect for the summer!!

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