Strawberry, Avocado & Coriander Nut Salad with a Sweet Balsamic Dressing

This salad is so tasty and moreish.  You can have it as an accompaniment with any main course, or just as it is with a dip and rice cakes – or hot pitta bread, or whatever takes your fancy !


1 cup fresh strawberries, roughly chopped

1 avocado, sliced lengthways

3 cups lettuce of your choice, chopped up

¼ cup fresh coriander/cilantro, finely chopped

1 medium red pepper, sliced

¼ cup roasted salted peanuts

radish, sliced (optional)

a handful of fresh basil leaves (optional)


  1. Assemble the ingredients of your salad once all is washed, chopped, etc, in a large salad plate, or an open plate with a large surface, as per pic.
  2. Then sprinkle on your nuts, and drizzle on your dressing – or else serve the dressing from a small pouring jug once you have made it.


¼ cup balsamic vinegar

½ cup olive oil

½  tsp sea salt

1½ tsp molasses sugar

1 tsp mustard

Put the above ingredients in a clean jam jar, close lid tightly, and shake until thick. Then open, and adjust the taste to your preference, if you wish.

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suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike


  1. Certainly 2 Vibeke – it really depends on whether one wants to have it as a main course, or an accompaniment ! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  2. Am new to the meatless, wheatless vegan world so this sounds delicious!

  3. Hi there Jina and thanks for dropping by here. Hope you enjoy my meat free recipes ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  4. What is molasses sugar???

  5. I served this last night at a pot luck dinner and it was an absolute hit. I did however make a different dressing because some of the guests had to eat fat-free.
    It was still a sweet balsamic dressing.

  6. Hi there Marylee, I am delighted that you have tried and shared this recipe at a potluck – and that it was a huge hit ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime.

  7. This salad was so yummy, I will be making it quite often I think. I didn’t have peanuts, so used cashews instead.

  8. That sounds great Sarah, glad you enjoyed it ! 🙂

  9. This salad was sooo good. I made it last night for my family and everyone loved it. Could not find molasses sugar so I used date sugar instead. I will be making this often.

  10. So glad to hear this Lynn. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog ! 🙂

  11. What can i replace the molasses sugar with? i feel like a salad for dinner, this sounds delicious and I happen to have everything except molasses in my frisge

  12. Any other sweetener will do Annamaria, stevia, maple syrup or other sugar. Enjoy !

  13. great 🙂 maple always in my fridge it looks and smells phenomenal!

  14. Then there’s only one word left to say Annamaria, and that’s Bon Appetite ! 🙂

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  16. 🙂


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