Berry salad with garden greens & lemon-basil vinaigrette

This summer salad is packed full of hydrating nutrients.

INGREDIENTS (serves 2-3)

  • 3 handfuls of mixed garden greens 
(baby spinach, rocket, lettuce)
  • Large handful (200g) strawberries, 
finely sliced
  • Handful of raspberries
  • Handful of crushed nuts (almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts)
  • 75g goat’s cheese, roughly crumbled

Rinse garden greens and slice strawberries. Add greens to a salad spinner and spin to remove excess water; this also allows the dressing to stick better to the leaves.

Add remaining ingredients and add salad dressing to taste. Lightly toss to combine and serve immediately while berries are still plump and greens crunchy.

Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette


  • ¼ cup good quality cold-pressed olive 
or avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Handful of basil leaves, roughly torn
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Rind of ½ small lemon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Make dressing at least one hour before to allow flavours to infuse. Add all ingredients to a screw top jar and shake to combine. 

NEXT: 5 healthy summer salads>>

Recipe from Green Cooks; Photo credit: Jessica Symonds

Rate This

No votes yet
The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read our Medical Notice.