Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Aug 19

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry, Feta & Rocket Salad


Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are like a very rare celebrity marriage.Taste-makers in their own right, bring them together for a glamorous and starry partnership that will never twinkle out.

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Line a roasting tray with foil.
  • Clean and halve a punnet/or two of strawberries.
  • Arrange strawberries in a single layer.
  • Douse with good quality balsamic vinegar. Don’t be shy now.
  • Top with a sprinkling of muscovado sugar.
  • Roast for about 30-40 minutes, until the strawberries are soft and the liquid has reduced to a sticky glaze. (Check on them halfway through and give the pan a shake.)
  • Allow to cool. Transfer strawberries and syrup to a container for chilling overnight.
  • To assemble the salad; line a bowl with rocket leaves, toss through cubed feta and spoon strawberries onto the middle.


Roasted Balsamic Strawberry, Feta & Rocket Salad


  1. s.h.a.m.i.m.a /

    Where does one get muscovado sugar from in sa. Or what would be the next best substitute

    • saaleha /

      Selati Sugar has muscovado as part of their range. Try Woolworths, Pick N’ Pay or Thrupps in Illovo. You could also use Demerara or any rich brown sugar.

  2. Slms, hope you well. Does this salad have a dressing to go with?

    • saaleha /

      Salaam Zahida. You could dress it with an additional balsamic vinegar and olive oil emulsion. However I find that the strawberries are jammy enough to not necessitate an additional dressing. This is one of my favourite salads, enjoy!


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