Strawberry & Almond Summer Salad

Strawberry and Almond summer saladThis beaut of a salad has been a regular in my fam over the past few summers. We call it ‘Salad Oscar’ as my bro friggin’ loves it and whips it up whenever possible.

When this bowl of dreams was first popped on the table in front of me, I thought it was all a bit odd. Strawberries and almonds in a salad? What is this sorcery? Once I tried it, I was V pleasantly surprised.

I have been known to pair strawbs with savory grub (see this breakfast gem), so why not chuck ’em in a salad too?

Strawberry and almond summer salad

We have been #blessed with the dreamiest weather here in England over the past few weeks. Although, I’m not gonna lie, the heat has been i n t e n s e. The tube is the surface of the sun, my fan is my best mate and I am seriously considering shaving my head. BUT the warm, light evenings have been dreamy.

Mid-week BBQ’s, dinner alfresco and aaall the picnics have been SO bloomin’ lovely.

This salad is perf for all the above. Fancy giving it a whirl? Here is what you need for two hungry people:

Salad:

1 punnet of Strawberries

1 medium bag of spinach

a few handfuls of flaked almonds

Dressing:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

Juice of half a lemon

sea salt

pepper

Add any additional bits and bobs to make it into a light supper – we had fried halloumi and focaccia drizzled in basil olive oil. OOFT.

Firstly rinse and thickly slice your strawbs (one for you, one for the salad kinda ting). Gently toast your flaked almonds, keep an eye on ’em – they burn very quickly! Wash your spinach and start layering.

Spinach, followed by strawbs, almonds and a bit of pepper… repeat till you are finished.

Pop all your dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix it aaaaaaall up. Pour over the salad, toss it all together and there ya have it…

strawberry and almond summer salad

Strawberry and Almond summer salad

Pour yourself a few glasses of something delish (& cold) and dig in.

rose lemonade

rose lemonade

Lol… We had to bring the salad back inside as Matt’s hay fever was SO bad, I have never suffered with it *touches wood* but it is a RIGHT mare isn’t it?!

What do ya think of strawbs in a salad, have you tried it before?

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