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How To Make A Strawberry Spinach Salad

How To Make A Strawberry Spinach Salad

Fruity salads are great for a summer lunch, or as an accompaniment to a barbecue. In this step by step guide Steve Vardy, chef at Tideswell School of Food, shows you how to make a strawberry and spinach salad with asparagus.


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  • 4 asparagus spears, trimmed of woody part
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 2 watercress sprigs
  • flat leaf parsley sprig
  • 10 orange segments, peeled
  • 3 strawberries, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed
  • olive oil
  • raspberry vinegar
  • dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp poppy seeds


Bring a pan of salted water to the boil; cook the asparagus spears for a couple of minutes, then put them in cold water.

Put the spinach, the parsley and the watercress in a bowl. Drain the asparagus spears and cut them in half, then add them to the salad leaves.
Add the strawberry and orange pieces to the salad. Make mellow balls with a melon baller and add them to the salad.

Make up a dressing with 4 parts olive oil, 1 part vinegar, a little Dijon mustard, and a little salt, pepper and sugar. Give it a shake in a jar or other container, then pour 2 tbsp of the vinaigrette over the salad.

Add 1/4 tsp of poppy seeds, mix well, and serve.