Strawberry Arugula Summer Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Lavender
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Strawberry Arugula Summer Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Lavender

During Summer we don't really have time for being in the kitchen all day. This is a quick and easy dinner that celebrates the Summer ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Other
Servings: 2 as a side


Strawberry Arugula Summer Salad

  • 65 gr arugula
  • 75 gr blueberries 1/2 cup
  • 6 strawberries sliced
  • 1 shallot onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado diced
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts roasted
  • 1 tsp dried lavender buds optional

Optional Chicken and Bacon (to make it main dish)

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon, juice or 0.5 tbsp for less acidic
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice all the greens and fruits as you wish. My preference is in the notes of the ingredients above. Add in a serving bowl.
  • Make the lemon vinaigrette: place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  • Roast the pine nuts in a dry pan until they are fragrant. Add into the bowl of greens.
  • Coat the vegetables and fruits in the lemon vinaigrette. Just barely coat them, not drench.
  • Drizzle with a little bit of dried lavender buds.
  • OPTIONAL: Add in your protein of choice to make it a full bodied dinner. I fried bacon in a pan, and then a chicken breast in the same pan (seasoned with the above ingredients).


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Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice