Strawberry Summer Salad

A joyful summer salad that celebrates bright and fresh flavours.

At a glance


  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby bocconcini, halved
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed basil, shredded
  • 1/2 cup baby cos lettuce, shredded
  • sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place a small saucepan on medium heat and add the balsamic vinegar. Bring the vinegar to a high simmer, stir, then reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, until the vinegar has reduced to about half.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place the strawberries, cherry tomatoes, bocconcini, avocado, pecans, basil and cos lettuce in a shallow salad bowl or serving platter.
  4. Gently toss the salad together and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle with the cooled balsamic reduction and serve immediately.