Strawberry, tomato & watercress salad served on a plate with honey & pink pepper dressing

Strawberry, tomato & watercress salad with honey & pink pepper dressing

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 4

Serve this strawberry, tomato and watercress salad as a side, or simply on its own as a light lunch. Pink peppercorns in the dressing give a gentle spice

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal128
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.04g
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  • 300g strawberries



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 250g mixed tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100g watercress, woody stalks discarded



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp pink peppercorns
  • 2 strawberries (about 40g), chopped



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • ½ tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ½ lemon, juiced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. For the dressing, toast the peppercorns in a dry frying pan for 1-2 mins until fragrant, then bash briefly using a pestle and mortar with a pinch of salt to break up the skins. Add the 2 strawberries and smash them to a paste. 

  2. Stir in the honey and lemon juice. Tip the dressing into a large bowl, and whisk in the olive oil. Check for seasoning, then add a little more salt or lemon juice, if you like. To assemble the salad, cut the strawberries into quarters or slim wedges, and roughly chop the tomatoes, slicing some and halving others so you get lots of different shapes. Mix with the watercress in the bowl.

  3. Divide the salad between four plates or pile onto a platter. Spoon over any dressing left in the bowl.

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Sarah Shropshire-boddy's picture
Sarah Shropshir...
27th Jun, 2020
so easy. the dressing is the key and can be made in advance. added a bit of feta too
8th Jul, 2019
Absolutely delicious! Used a different green leaf called ( doucette) as couldn’t see watercress but it was the dressing that made the salad. Used super sweet strawberries and tomatoes. Def making it again.
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