Strawberry & Basil Summer Salad 🍓

Strawberry & Basil Spinach Summer Salad

Strawberry Salad = Summer In A Bowl

This strawberry salad is one of those dishes you make without great expectations, a complementary-dish sorta thing. Then you taste it. And boooom! 💥🍃🍓🍃💥!!

No exaggerations here. Time and time again, this summery strawberry salad has surprised people near and far.

The add-ins:

The nice and nifty thing about this salad is that it is readily customizable. Without losing any greatness, that is.

The base are strawberries, basil leaves and spinach. Always and forever.

The remaining bits and bobs can be customized to the heart’s desires. For the ketogenic version keep the strawberries in check by adding 1/2 cup per serving (3.3 net carbs). While for the vegan version, keep it cheese-less and switch the honey for agave nectar.

In terms of specifics, for the cheese give it a go with either fresh feta or a nice and creamy goat cheese. Add a crunch with walnuts or pecans (toast them if you so shall please). Add poppy seeds, or use balsamic vinegar rather than red wine one.

As per salads in general, try to keep your ingredients top-notch. They are the make-it or break-it elements of raw dishes.

Trust us, this is one salad that will keep you coming back for more.

Strawberry Salad, with Basil, Spinach, Pecans & Feta
Strawberry & Basil Spinach Summer Salad
Strawberry Salad, with Basil, Spinach, Pecans & Feta
Strawberry & Basil Spinach Summer Salad
Strawberry Salad, with Basil, Spinach, Pecans & Feta
Strawberry & Basil Spinach Summer Salad

Strawberry Salad, with Basil, Spinach, Pecans & Feta
Strawberry & Basil Spinach Summer Salad

 

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Strawberry Salad, with Basil, Spinach, Pecans & Feta

Basil & Spinach Strawberry Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

This strawberry salad is one of those dishes which you make without great expectations, a complementary-dish sorta thing. Then you taste it. And boooom!

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Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
  • 42 g raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon shallot very finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 170 g baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves ribonned
  • 400 g strawberries sliced
  • 60 g pecans roughly chopped
  • 40 g feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, make the dressing by thoroughly combining the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, shallot, salt and pepper. Set aside. 

  2. In a salad bowl or large mixing bowl, toss together the baby spinach, strawberries, pecans and goat cheese. Top with the dressing right before serving. 

5 comments

  1. dianamp says:

    So I’m not one to leave comments, but I had to for this one. You were totally right that this is such an amazing this!!

    I made it on a whim as a side for dinner last night and it ended up being the star (wish I would have known, I would have doubled it!).

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