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

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 300g strawberries
    Strawberries

    Strawberry

    straw-bare-ee

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

  • 250g mixed tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

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

  • 100g watercress, woody stalks discarded
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    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
    Strawberries

    Strawberry

    straw-bare-ee

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

  • ½ tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

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

  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

  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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bowdenei
8th Jul, 2019
5.05
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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