Strawberry Basil Salad

Strawberry Basil Salad | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Strawberry Basil Salad Recipe is simple, easy to make, and is a great pairing for your main dish. If you cut the strawberries into heart shapes, it makes the perfect side for a date night dinner!

Simple Salads are the best! This recipe is different than my usual posts, where no measurements are included.  Depending on how many servings you are making and what your tastes are, you can adapt it as necessary. 

Strawberry Basil Salad

This Strawberry Basil Salad Recipe is simple and easy. If you cut the strawberries into heart shapes, it makes the perfect side for a date night dinner!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Salad
Keyword Salad, Simple Salad, Strawberry Basil Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Jennie

Ingredients

Salad Base: *

  • Spring Mix
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil (good quality)
  • Salt
  • Course ground black pepper

Toppings:

  • Strawberries (cut in heart shapes or sliced)
  • Roasted red peppers chopped
  • Basil coarsely chopped
  • Mozzarella cheese cubed

Instructions

  1. Start by putting the greens in a mixing bowl.

  2. Then add the lemon juice and olive oil.

  3. Then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Toss until well combined.

  5. Portion the salad into side salad bowls or on the plate along with your main dish.

  6. Sprinkle toppings onto each portion of the plated salad base.

Strawberry Basil Salad Recipe Notes:

Salad Base Notes: *

For the greens – I used spring mix.  This Strawberry Basil Salad recipe can be varied with any type of leafy green, such as arugula, spinach, kale, baby kale, romaine, etc.   

For the salt, I usually use either Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.

For 2 servings, I used:

  • Half of a standard 5 oz. bag of the greens (or 2 large handfuls)
  • Juice of a lemon
  • ½ T of olive oil

Notes for Instructions: *

The lemon juice and olive oil should together lightly dress the greens.  If you end up putting in too much, then you can add more greens to the bowl to balance it out.  If it is not dressed enough, then add a little more as you prefer.

When adding toppings, include the toppings on the individual servings rather than tossing together within the bowl.  This will allow you to properly portion over each serving.

Pairings:

Simple salads pair nicely with any main dish.

I paired this salad with marinated grilled chicken.

When doing low carb / keto meals, including a simple salad to accompany your main dish is key. 

Food Prep:

This comes together easily and quickly and can be done right before your meal.  I usually prepare the salad while the main dish is cooking.

To speed up the time, you can always cut up the toppings ahead of time, so that you can easily plate when it is dinner time!

Strawberry Basil Salad | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Other Recipes:

Here are some other of my salad recipes that you can check out: Mandarin Spring Mix Salad, Grapefruit Arugula Salad, Fiesta Mexican Spring Mix Salad, Prosciutto and Melon Salad, Spring Mix Peach Salad, Arugula Watermelon Salad, Arugula Korean Salad, Truffle Honey Dew Melon Spinach Salad, Apple Blue Cheese Chopped Salad, Manchego Cheese Spring Mix Salad, Strawberry Spring Mix Salad, Irish Salad, Simple Arugula Salad, Korean Simple Salad, Green Bean Salad with Manchego Cheese and Truffle Honey White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Green Beans and Burrata SaladSalad with Carrot Orange Ginger Miso Dressing, Arugula Salad with Lime Tahini Ginger Dressing, and Blueberry Arugula Salad with Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette.

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