Strawberry, Bocconcini and Roasted Hazelnut Salad with Wild flower honey dressing

Strawberry, Bocconcini, Baby Spinach Salad with Wild flower honey dressing

Last month, we enjoyed one of my husband’s favourite fruits, the strawberry in easy breakfasts of yoghurt and honey, with French toast and mascarpone and in this simple salad with bocconcini torn up, a handful of roasted hazelnuts on a bed of baby spinach. Strawberries are still available in supermarkets though technically not in season, I’m led to believe.

You can vary the dressing- a simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing will also work well. It’s a natural match for strawberries.


Serves 2

2 cups baby spinach, washed and dried on paper towels

8 strawberries (cut in half lengthwise)

1/2 cup bocconcini, torn in half

15 hazelnuts, roasted carefully at 180 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes or until golden.

For the dressing:

2 T  Verlaque Wildflower honey and Rooibos balsamic reduction

5 T extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp Verlaque orange preserve (optional)

*disclosure: the Verlaque products were included in the goodie bag received during the Food Blogger’s Indaba in Cape Town this year*


Arrange the spinach leaves on a platter.

Scatter the strawberries, nuts and bocconcini over the leaves.

Add salad dressing ingredients to a jar with a screw cap. Mix briskly with a fork. Add screw cap on and shake vigourously for a minute.

Drizzle over the salad.

strawberry, bocconcini and roasted hazel nut salad

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By |2017-05-08T13:04:59+00:00April 18th, 2011|Food, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings|6 Comments


  1. Rosemary April 18, 2011 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Lovely fresh combinations 🙂

  2. Foodpairing April 18, 2011 at 8:04 am - Reply

    If you want to be inspired which other Foodpairing combinations you can make with strawberry, we have a free website giving you an overview of the combinations you can make (science based) Strawberry + gruyere + peanut…

  3. Ingrid Biesheuvel April 18, 2011 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Wow. I want it. What a nice combo!

  4. Betty Bake April 18, 2011 at 8:12 am - Reply

    looks delicious 🙂

  5. Ming-Cheau April 19, 2011 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I agree with Betty Bake! It looks super yummy!

  6. Gata April 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    WOW! in two months I’llhave strawberries in PL and nowIcan’t wait even more! x

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