BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY SALAD

How about this juicy superfruit number created by South African strawberry farmers Xolani and Yoliswa Gumede?  |  Photo: Toby Murphy  |  Stylist: Jules Mercer  |  Courtesy: Quivertree Publications

What you need (serves 4 as a side dish)

SALAD

150g fresh strawberries

120g baby salad leaves

1 avocado, peeled and sliced

100g soft goat’s milk cheese

 

VINAIGRETTE

250g fresh strawberries, hulled

60ml olive oil

60ml balsamic vinegar

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground pepper

¼ tsp dried tarragon

¼ tsp honey

What you do

To make the vinaigrette, place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Blend until smooth.

Adjust vinegar and honey until you get your preferred balance of sour and sweet.

To make the salad, hull and slice the strawberries.

Pile the baby salad leaves in a bowl and add the avocado, goat’s milk cheese and sliced strawberries.

Dress the salad with the strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

Serve immediately.

The Gumedes on their strawberry farm, Cappeny Estates, in KwaZulu-Natal  |  Photo: Toby Murphy  |  Stylist: Jules Mercer |  Courtesy: Quivertree Publications
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