Looking for a refreshing and tasty summer salad? Try this one! This salad combines the sweet taste of summer strawberries with tangy lemon juice and balsamic vinegar along with the contrasting salty flavors of feta cheese and prosciutto. Magnificent!
It’s a crowd-pleaser that is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party but is quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner or a light lunch.
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I’ve been making this yummy strawberry salad recipe for years. I got the idea from one of my favorite chefs, Jamie Oliver, years ago when he did a show called Jamie at Home. I’ve changed it up a bit, and I hope you love my take on Jamie’s strawberry salad! This recipe book includes the recipes that he cooked on the show:
And this is one of his latest books, that has tons of veggie recipes:
I love this strawberry salad recipe because not only is it easy and healthy, but it also has an unusual combination of flavors that is so delicious!
The midst of summer when strawberries are at their best is of course the best time to make this salad. However, it can still be yummy when the strawberries aren’t at their peak because the lemon juice, balsamic, salt, and pepper combine with the strawberry juice to draw out the flavors.
How to serve strawberry salad
If you have picky eaters in your family, this salad is a good choice because you can easily cut some extra strawberries and put them aside without the dressing. Then when you serve your meal, give the kiddos a big bowl of plain strawberries with a few lettuce or spinach leaves, and maybe a taste of the feta and prosciutto on the side. I suggest you call it their “salad” so that they can get used to the idea, and will hopefully warm up to it in the future.
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Strawberry Salad with Mint and Feta
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
- salt and pepper
- mixed salad greens such as spinach, arugula, and/or spring mix
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 1 bunch fresh mint
- 1/2 cuo feta cheese, crumbled
- 4 oz prosciutto optional
- Cut the tops off of the strawberries and slice them up. Place in a medium non-metal bowl.
- Drizzle the balsamic vinegar and lemon juice over the strawberries, along with 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well and let rest while you prepare the rest of the salad so that the strawberry juices will be drawn out and the flavors can marry.
- Place about 2 cups of greens in each of four salad bowls.
- Pick the leaves off of the mint and basil sprigs. Sprinkle the herbs onto the salads, distributing evenly. If the leaves are large, tear them up a bit.
- Stir the strawberries again, then distribute the mixture evenly over the four salads. This is your dressing, too, so make sure to use all of the liquid. Toss gently if desired, or leave it on top since it looks pretty.
- Sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp. of crumbled feta cheese onto each salad. Drizzle each salad with about 1 Tbsp. of the remaining olive oil.
- If using prosciutto, drape a few pieces over each salad. Serve with fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!