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Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing – This strawberry salad  with feta, basil, mint and a balsamic dressing is sweet and tangy in flavour and just divine. The perfect BBQ side.

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The kids school break started on Friday and as much as i love having the kids at home, it genuinely feels like it has bene a week already. These past few weekends have been emotionally draining and I think it took a toll on me yesterday. I had to smother myself in all kinds of herbal products and go to sleep. It worked a treat because I was much better when I woke up and was even able to go for a short walk afterwards. 

I am long overdue a trip to my mums. She has only reminded me 1000 times. Family time is always great,and I am long overdue for a relaxing weekend at least. The kind of weekend, you can only really get at your mums house.

Speaking of the Summer hols – this Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing is the perfect Summer salad recipe, complete with sweet juicy, succulent strawberries, and fragrant basil and mint, salty feta and a tangy balsamic dressing. This salad is so good that it will quickly become your favourite BBQ side dish and you’ll find yourself making it again and again. Luckily, this Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing is pretty quick and easy to throw together.

No matter how many times I make this Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing, I never get sick of it. The sweetness of the summer berries pairs perfectly with the saltiness of feta and earthiness of basil, creating an explosion of flavor that will leave you and your family/friends hungry for more.

One thing though, your strawberries must be ripe. Also, use good balsamic vinegar. I have two. One I got from a farmers market that is an Italian Balsamic Vinegar from Modena and one from Waitrose. The second one was very inexpensive. More so because I rarely use it unless it is BBQ weather and I am making Balsamic Onions or this Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing.  Good ingredients really makes all the difference in such a simple recipe. Oh and I always add toasted seeds too!

Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Strawberry, Feta and Mint Salad with Balsamic Dressing - This strawberry salad  with feta, basil, mint and a balsamic dressing is sweet and tangy in flavour and just divine. The perfect BBQ side.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine English
Keyword Salad; BBQ; Barbeque
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 Handfuls Basil or Lettuce
  • 1/2 Red Onion Sliced Finely
  • 3 tbsp Mixed Seeds Toasted
  • 100 grams Feta Crumbled
  • 1 large Punnet Strawberries Washed and sliced
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Mint

Balsamic Dressing

  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 small Shallot Diced Finely
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 125 ml Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.

  2. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. Leave the dressing to one side until the salad is ready to serve, the toss to combine.

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