Cucumber and Strawberry Salad (with Chilli Balsamic dressing)
The combination of using strawberries and cucumber in a salad can seem quite odd – however the addition of chilli balsamic vinegar enriches the flavor to a tangy delight. This salad is ideal served as a refreshing starter or a side dish with grilled fish, chicken or kebabs.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: European
Serves: 4
  • 1 large smooth-skinned English cucumber
  • 250g strawberries
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tbps Chilli Balsamic dressing
  • 2 tsp (good quality) extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Sprigs of fresh basil
  1. Remove skin from cucumber (using vegetable peeler). Carefully shave thin slices of cucumber.
  2. Wash and de-hull strawberries and slice into quarters.
  3. Place cucumber and strawberries in a medium sized bowl
  4. Combine the honey, chilli balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper – whisk gently or place all ingredients in a screw top jar and shake well. Check seasoning and adjust to taste.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the strawberries and cucumber. Mix gently, then transfer to the fridge and leave to chill for a few minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, decorated with sprigs of basil.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at