Strawberry Fruit Salad thinly sliced for extra flavour

Strawberry Fruit Salad thinly sliced for extra flavour

By 31/03/2017

To make a really delicious strawberry salad you need to slice the strawberries very thinly. I have learnt this long time ago from an Italian chef and since then I have always been making it like this.

Slicing them thinly improves their flavour and they will be juicier as well. I always like to add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and the juice of an orange. No sugar this time, just a spoonful of honey as strawberries are naturally sweet anyway. If you like you can add a drop of white wine too.

Fresh strawberries

Needless to say that some lovely whipped cream or full fat natural yogurt will go heavenly with this but if you like to cut down on calories then just enjoy this salad as it is.. so delicious anyway.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Wash the strawberries and slice them thinly, add the honey, the juice of the orange, the vanilla essence and a few torn mint leaves. Mix well. Also add the wine if you wish.

Let it rest in the fridge for an hour and serve with natural yogurt, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

As I like mint and I use it often in my cooking, I left it in a glass with water and after a couple of weeks the roots have began to sprout. I can now plant it in a pot.

Mint is a very easy plant to grow.

Fresh mint


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16 Responses to Strawberry Fruit Salad thinly sliced for extra flavour

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I love berry season! This is a very delicious and refreshing salad!
    have a great weekend, Alida.

    • Alida

      Thanks Angie

  2. gloria

    this look lovely !!
    I love strawberries !!

  3. All That I'm Eating

    I did something similar with some strawberries once, can’t remember what for, and they do have so much more flavour!

    • Alida

      Yes I always prepare them in this way now.

  4. Balvinder

    Berries are always good for a quick dessert!

    • Alida

      Yes and here they should be in season soon!

  5. Jessi

    That strawberries salad looks great in those beautiful pictures!!! Going to make it today. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Alida

      Many thanks Jessi!

  6. Chiara

    foto bellissime Alida ! Buon we, un abbraccio

    • Alida

      Grazie Chiara, un abbraccio!

  7. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    I agree that the more surface area the strawberries have the juicy they are which is nice if you are using them as a topping.

    • Alida

      Yes.. fab on ice creams too!

  8. La cucina di Molly

    Adoro le fragole, ottime per fine pranzo, magari con un pò di panna! Le preparo anch’io più o meno così, la prossima volta proverò ad aggiungere anch’io la menta, saranno sicuramente più profumate! Buona domenica delle Palme, baci!

    • Alida

      Mi sa che le preparo cosi anche per Pasqua.. quest’anno ho degli amici a pranzo e ci faremo una bella mangiata di sicuro. Stammi bene.

  9. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    We eat so many berries in GF HQ. They make such a quick and easy treat…. So looking forward to the new season!

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