Meatless Monday: Strawberry, Basil & Macadamia Salad
I love salads all year round, no matter what the weather is like, and this is one of my favourites. The strawberries give the salad a sweet lovely taste among the healthy greens combined with the crunchy texture from the lightly toasted nuts. The touch of basil completes it perfectly!
½ cup/70 g macadamia nuts
1 punnet (250g/about 1.5 – 2 cups) of fresh strawberries
1 large handful of spinach
1 large handful of arugula (rocket) leaves
½ red onion, sliced
1 handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (can use caramelized if you want a sweeter salad)
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1.) Lightly toast macadamia nuts.
2.) Wash and chop strawberries into quarters and slice onion.
3.) Add all the salad ingredients into a bowl.
4.) Combine dressing ingredients – dress as you like (you may want more or less dressing).
Macadamia – pine nuts, cashews
Strawberries – tomato, watermelon, raspberries
Spinach & Arugula(rocket) – kale, lettuce
Basil – mint, parsley