Strawberry, rocket and blue cheese salad with white pepper and balsamic glaze

Serves 4

Photo: Ant Ong

Strawberries are sprouting and now's the time to make this mouth-watering spring salad.


The pepper brings out the sweetness of the strawberries, giving a great balance with the peppery rocket and the salty tang and creaminess of the blue cheese.

  • 300g strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 150g salad rocket, washed, dried and trimmed
  • 100g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 50g pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze *
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt flakes 



Combine the strawberries and white pepper in a large bowl and set a side for 30 minutes. Add the rocket, blue cheese and pistachios and gently toss. Whisk together the balsamic glaze and salt. Place the strawberry salad into a serving bowl and drizzle over the balsamic glaze. Serve on its own or this is also delicious alongside chargrilled lamb or crispy skin salmon.

* Balsamic glaze is syrupy vinegar and can be found in supermarkets or delicatessens. 


Recipe: Julie Ray