Here in the Kentish countryside we are blessed to be surrounded by strawberry fields, with many of the countries juiciest berries being grown right here in the Garden of England.

Traditionally a sweet treat, why not mix things up a little by serving some as part of a delicious salad? We love this simple, summery suggestion from local food writer Anna Stanford of Anna’s Family Kitchen.

Burrata, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Balsamic, Basil & Pistachios

Anna says “So fresh, so summery and so tasty this salad is prepped in just 5 minutes. With crusty bread (and a glass of Rose) it will serve as a light evening meal or lunch or save it for the weekend and serve it as a starter.”

INGREDIENTS –

285g Burrata
300g Strawberries
50g mixed leaves
1 avocado sliced
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp pistachio nuts roughly chopped
Handful fresh basil

METHOD –

Hull the strawberries and quarter them.

Combine the leaves, strawberries and avocado on a platter or in a bowl.

Drain the Burrata and sit in the middle of the salad.

Sprinkle over the pistachio nuts. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic and finish with the fresh basil.

Enjoy!