Dinner: Strawberry Tomato Salad
5 to 6 large strawberries
12 or so cherry tomatoes
4 large white mushrooms
1 large avocado
1 Red pimento pepper
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean and quarter the strawberries. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Clean and thinly slice the mushrooms. Peel and thinly slice the cucumber. And finally, core and thinly slice the avocado. You can throw all of it into a bowl, or arrange it in a circular mold and build a tower!
Make the dressing in a separate bowl, and don't pour onto the salad until you've actually plated the salads.
Finely dice the pimento. For 2 people, a whole pimento may be too much, so go according to your taste. Zest the lime and add the zest along with the juice of half the lime to the dressing. Add the honey, smashed garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Thoroughly mix the dressing and taste for seasoning.
Chiffonade the mint leaves and place to the side. Only add the mint to the dressing and give a quick mix right before you plate.
Pairs Well With
I think I saw a variation of this on a French cooking show. One of the things I love about France is that it seems half of the afternoon and evening TV programming is cooking shows! And that's on the main national channels!
In any event, a really light, summery salad, with a great balance of flavours. Perfect accompaniment to a grilled main course.
And because of the ingredients, you can play with the presentation (like the layering effect in the picture).