Summery Watercress, Cucumber & Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Salad
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When the temperatures are soaring and the days are long, there’s nothing better than a fresh and light salad for lunch served in your garden or balcony! One of our all-time favourites is a Summery Watercress, Cucumber & Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette. All vegan and using the seasonal watercress and strawberries, this is a brilliant salad that simply screams British summer! Light and low in calories, we serve this salad with crusty sourdough bread, which is simply perfect to mop up the leftover dressing!

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love scorching hot summer days (which in North Wales is anything above 20°C)! When the sun is out, we use every opportunity to soak up that vitamin D, and always spend the whole day outside, including an al fresco lunch. And it doesn’t get much better than light but flavoursome salad!

Strawberry Salad

One of our favourite things to do is incorporate fruit into our summer salads. We make Watermelon and Feta, Mandarin & Halloumi and of, course, this Watercress & Strawberry Salad that to us are ultimate summer lunch treats.


How To Make Watercress, Cucumber & Strawberry Salad?

First, make the vinaigrette. Place 50 g of roughly chopped strawberries, a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, a tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and some salt and pepper in a powerful blender and blitz to a smooth dressing. Place in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

Roughly chop the walnuts. In a small dry frying pan, toast the walnuts until they just start to brown and smell nutty. Then remove from the pan and set aside to cool down.

Dice the cucumber into small pieces. Then slice the strawberries into rounds. Wash and thoroughly dry your watercress. Place the watercress in a serving dish or divide between bowls for individual portions.

Peel, stone and slice the avocado and drizzle a tbsp of lemon juice over it to prevent it from browning. Scatter the avocado, alongside the strawberries and cucumber on top of the watercress. Add the walnuts. Drizzle the strawberry vinaigrette and enjoy with some hearty crusty bread on the side to mop up the dressing at the bottom of your bowl.


For other salad ideas for the light summer lunch, have a look at our favourite recipes below:

Strawberry Salad

Summery Watercress, Cucumber & Strawberry Salad

When the temperatures are soaring and the days are long, there's nothing better than a fresh and light salad for lunch served in your garden or balcony! One of our all-time favourites is a Summery Watercress, Cucumber & Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette. All vegan and using the seasonal watercress and strawberries, this is a brilliant salad that simply screams British summer! Light and low in calories, we serve this salad with lots of crusty sourdough, which is simply perfect to mop up the leftover dressing!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine British, Vegan
Servings 2 portions
Calories 378 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender, Food Processor or a Smoothie Maker

Ingredients
 
 

  • 80 g watercress
  • 200 g strawberries sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 120 g cucumber diced into small cubes
  • 30 g walnuts roughly chopped

For Strawberry Vinaigrette:

  • 50 g strawberries roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • First, make the vinaigrette. Place all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blitz to a smooth dressing.
  • In a small dry frying pan, toast the walnuts until they just start to brown and smell nutty. Then remove from the pan and set aside to cool.
  • Place the watercress in a serving dish or divide between bowls for individual portions.
  • Peel, stone and slice the avocado and drizzle a tbsp of lemon juice over it to prevent it from browning. Scatter the avocado, alongside the strawberries and cucumber on top of the watercress. Add the walnuts. Drizzle the strawberry vigeairette and enjoy with some hearty crusty bread on the side to mop up the dressing at the bottom of your bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 928mgFiber: 10gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1468IUVitamin C: 105mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Salad with Strawberries, Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Salad Recipe, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Summer Salad Recipes, Summer Strawberry Salad, Vegan Salad Recipes, Vegan Strawberry Salad
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