I am a huge fan of the path of least resistance. There is something to be said for when it is just easy… you know it is right because, damn, otherwise life would put up some resistance. Am I right?
Anyways, this is how I feel towards this salad. It just came into my life by chance and seemed so simple but so delicious and healthy that there was no way it wasn’t coming onto the blog.
Now, it is a bit unorthodox. Strawberries are not usually friends with the already well established gang of cherry tomato, capsicum, beetroot and basil. But like every good friendship set, this one has been changed forever for the good when this fresh set of eyes graced their clique. And it works. It really works. An otherwise plain boring salad is now dynamic and interesting. Curious yet well known flavours.
This salad is great on it’s own for a light meal, as a side, or add feta or a protein such as grilled chicken if you need.
- 150 grams cherry tomatoes or your choice of small tomatoes cut into roughly 1 cm cubes – it is nice to get a few varieties
- ¼ red capsicum, diced into 1cm cubes
- 150 grams strawberries, tops cut off and quartered
- 250 grams baby beetroot (well ok this is not raw!)
- Handful of basil, roughly torn
- Mix everything into a bowl.
- Leave in the fridge overnight for best results.