Strawberries & Greens

It’s a beautiful time of year when both spring mix and strawberries are in season and available at our local garden market. There’s nothing particularly unique about this salad other than maybe the use of cayenne (which serves to brighten the flavours and adds no noticeable heat) and the way it’s dressed. I find starting with the dressing in the bottom of the bowl and tossing to coat, rather than pouring the dressing over, results in more even distribution and prevents overdressed, waterlogged-looking leaves.

Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6


20g apple cider vinegar
20g honey
10g minced or grated sweet onion
8g sesame seeds
4g poppy seeds
1.5g kosher salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
60g grape seed or other neutral-flavoured oil
300g fresh strawberries – hulled and sliced
300g mixed greens



Place the vinegar, honey, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, salt and cayenne is a small bowl and whisk in the oil.

Pour the vinaigrette into a large bowl. Add the strawberries and greens on top, then toss by hand to evenly coat.

Serve immediately.

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