Strawberry and Summer Leaf Salad with Vanilla Salt
This is the ultimate summer salad!
Ingredients:350g strawberries, hulled, halved or quartered if large 400g watermelon, peeled, deseeded, cut into 1cm dices 150g cherry tomatoes, quartered 100g mixed baby salad leaves to include pea shoots and lambs’ lettuce small handful basil leaves, stripped from stems 16 mint leaves zest of 1 unwaxed lime 100g feta cheese, drained and crumbled into small pieces vegetarian Parmesan-style cheese shavings 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts 1 tsp sea salt flakes 1 vanilla pod, slit lengthways, seeds scraped from pod For the dressing 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil freshly ground black pepper
- Add the strawberries, diced watermelon and tomatoes to a bowl. Add the salad leaves, basil and mint leaves. Sprinkle over the lime zest, feta, vegetarian Parmesan-style cheese shavings and pine nuts.
- Mix the salt flakes with the vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk the balsamic vinegar and oil with a little pepper together for the dressing. Then add vanilla salt and dressing to the salad to taste and toss together. Serve immediately.