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Summer Salad with Roasted Strawberry Dressing

A salad of fresh strawberries, herbs, crunchy walnuts, red onion and feta. Finished off with a creamy roasted strawberry dressing.
Serves 6 as a side salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine New Zealand
Keyword Strawberries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time for strawberries 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 247kcal
Author Home Grown Happiness



  • 100 grams fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion very thinly sliced
  • 50 grams feta crumbled
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves shredded
  • 2 medium bunches cos lettuce (or lettuce of your choice) roughly chopped

Roasted Strawberry Dressing

  • 100 grams fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Lay the chopped strawberries for the dressing in a baking tray. Roast them for 15 minutes.
  • Once roasted, remove the tray from the oven and tip the strawberries into a bowl. Allow them to cool.
  • Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add in the walnut pieces. Toast them for around 5 minutes until they're fragrant. Leave them to cool.
  • Add the cos lettuce, feta, onion, fresh strawberries, walnuts and fresh herbs to a large salad bowl and toss them all together. Reserve a little bit of the feta, onion, walnuts and strawberries to sprinke on top for decoration at the end.
  • Using a stick blender, blitz together the cooled strawberries along with the salt, mustard, balsamic and oil. Taste and season more if necessary.
  • Drizzle 4-5 tablespoons of dressing over the salad and toss it together. Sprinkle over the remaining reserved salad ingredients and an extra drizzle of salad dressing.
  • Any remaining dressing can be stored in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 24.9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 2.4g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg