Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sweet and Healthy Summer Salad

When the summer sunshine comes along, there's nothing better than a nice crisp, cool salad.

And here's one with a bit of sweetness, a bit of zing and a lovely bit of crunch.

(By the way, who'd have thought balsamic vinegar and strawberries were a great combo?! Not me, but they taste great. It's the double sweetness I think... the sensation is amazing.)

Strawberry and Cucumber Balsamic Salad

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse grainy mustard
1 tsp clear honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole cucumber
1 punnet fresh strawberries

Cut the cucumber length ways and scoop out the seeds, slice into half inch moons

Chop the strawberries in half and then half again.

Put the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard and honey into a screw top jar, screw the lid on tightly and shake the living daylights out of it.

Pour over the strawberries and cucumber and toss to coat fully.

squeeze a tiny bit of lemon juice on the top.

Serve with young spinach leaves in the sunshine.

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