Monday, March 8, 2010

Strawberry & Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Dressing

"Strawberries macerated in balsamic vinegar are a traditional Italian dessert.  Balsamic vinegar has a mellow, aromatic flavor and a dash added to all kinds of salads and vegetable dishes enhances the taste."

1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeds removed and thinly sliced
8 oz strawberries, halved or quartered if large

Balsamic Dressing:

1 T balsamic vinegar
1 t coarse-grain mustard
1 t clear honey
3 T olive oil

Place the cucumber and the strawberries in a shallow bowl.


To make the dressing, put all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well.


Taste the dressing for seasoning and adjust if necessary before pouring it over the cucumber and strawberries.  Toss lightly to coat and chill for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Serves 4-6

My Review

There's nothing quite like strawberries and balsamic vinegar together.  Balsamic vinegar makes a strawberry taste 10 times better!  This salad is delightful and beautiful!


  1. I love this..great recipe


  2. Very nice one! Reminds me of another one you might try, I was served this in a very classy restaurant in Monaco, Monte-Carlo: strawberries with few fresh basil baby-leaves, olive oil, few drops of white balsamic vinegar cream, served on a strawberry sorbet. All you need more is a ray of sun ;)

  3. Yum...this looks so refreshing!

  4. Most yummy! Served it to my friends last weekend.

  5. What a refreshing and easy salad to make. Wonderful idea!