Strawberry, Feta, Fig & Pine Nut Salad

I created this salad with its colours and ingredients inspired by upcoming Valentines Day!

This salad makes a perfect light lunch, starter or side-dish to a romantic Valentine’s dinner.  You can enjoy it with a glass of red wine and some dark chocolate to finish – both totally allowed on The Food Effect Diet!

Whilst it’s perfect for Valentines Day, it’s just as perfect all year round!

It’s packed with protein, fibre, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals – making it as good for you as it is colourful and delicious!

What’s more, with not much to do besides slicing some strawberries, it couldn’t be easier to prepare!

Happy Valentines Day. Enjoy xx


Serves 2

100g fresh wild rocket leaves
200g fresh strawberries, washed, de-stemmed & cut into quarters
2 fresh figs, washed & cut into quarters
120g feta cheese, crumbled
20g pine nuts
Balsamic glaze
Olive oil
Sea salt & black pepper

Toast the pine nuts on a baking tray in the oven for a few minutes until lightly toasted and golden.  Watch them carefully, they burn easily!  Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.  (This step can also be done in advance).  Fill a large bowl with the rocket leaves.  Add the quartered strawberries and fresh figs.  Crumble over the feta cheese and top with the toasted pine nuts.  Drizzle generously with balsamic glaze, a drizzle of olive oil, and season well with salt and black pepper to taste.  Serve and enjoy!


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