Gretchen’s table: Strawberry season means it’s time for a big, fresh salad

  • Fresh, local strawberries add a sweet touch to this easy spring salad with fried chicken. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

One of the first true delights to turn up at farmers markets this time of year are local strawberries. Boy, they’re terrific out of hand — just try getting a quart container of them home without snacking on a handful — but they also can add a sweet, juicy touch to any number of desserts and appetizers such as salsa and crostini.