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Delightful strawberry salad recipe

I peer into the fridge in a bid to find enough ingredients to craft a simple breakfast, and am pleased when breakfast spins itself into existence from a haphazard lot of leftover fruits and vegetables.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Salad for breakfast, no way!” And yes, it’s a ridiculous suggestion on those Determined Belly Days.

You know the ones I’m talking about – the days where your belly will not be satisfied by anything other than Big Substance. Bacon and eggs. French toast in a pool of maple syrup. Creamy porridge. Or all of the above at once.

On those days, forget salad – eat what you need to.

But there are days, I find, that the belly searches for something… else. Something gentle, calming and true.

This is a recipe for those days.

Salad with strawberries, feta and avocado


A handful of loose mesclun

4 strawberries, quartered

½ avocado, sliced**

2 tbsp feta cheese, diced

Freshly ground black pepper

½ lemon


In a small bowl, combine the mesclun, strawberries, avocado and feta cheese.

Squeeze the lemon wedge over the salad, then over the remaining half of the avocado*. Wrap the unused avocado half with cling wrap and store in the fridge.

Grind some black pepper over the salad, toss well and tuck in!

Yields 1 serving.

* Ingredients are easily adaptable – use what is in season / in your pantry – think sweet, tart, creamy, fresh. Mmmm.

** The lemon juice will keep the avocado half green for a few hours. Keep it for dessert later (it's like a healthy ice cream) or on toast with a sprinkle of salt and pepper; it’s delicious either way.

This guestpost was brought to you by Mel at Treehouse Kitchen:

I love writing, and food comes a close second. My blog started as a personal take on Julie and Julia – but has evolved to become more of a sketchpad, with most of the bright stage lights centered on food and cooking. I keep it real and relatively un-fancy though that doesn't mean I don't hold myself to writing a blog I'm proud of. Occasionally I travel (my third love after writing and food) and that writes itself into the blog too.

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