It seems so simple, but just like pairing a nice wine with dinner, the right combination goes a long way for our taste buds. In this very simple recipe, strawberry and basil compliment each other nicely to provide a solid dose of vitamin c from the strawberries and loads of extra vitamins from the lemon. Lemon juice keeps everything nice and fresh if you want to set it down at your next party. I know it’s simple, but sometimes we can all use a good reminder of the perfect pair…especially during the summer. Enjoy!

Chilled Strawberry Basil Summer Salad

Kristin Mataluni
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch
Servings 4


  • 1 Pound Fresh Strawberries - Rinsed and Sliced
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Basil - Rinsed and Chopped
  • Juice From 1 Lemon


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, gently combine the sliced berries with the lemon juice and freshly chopped mint.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for thirty minutes, gently folding the berries over in the bowl every five minutes.
  • Chill the berries until ready to serve. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint. This salad is delicious served over dairy-free ice cream or yogurt as well as all on its own.
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