For the Salad
3 hearts of romaine, rinsed
2 pints of strawberries, rinsed
large bunch of fresh basil, 20 leaves
For the Dressing
3/4 cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon minced red onion
freshly ground pepper
1) Chop romaine into bite sized pieces and place in salad bowl.
2) Cut tops off of the strawberries and slice in quarters. Mix strawberries into romaine - leaving some to decorate the top of the bowl.
3) Role basil leaves into a tube shape and slice thin strips. Mix basil into the romaine and strawberries - leaving some to decorate the top of the bowl.
4) Assemble all of the dressing ingredients in a seperate bowl -- so everyone can use their own desired amount of dressing.