Strawberry, tomato and avocado salad
Under R115 • Serves 4 as a side dish • Preparation time: 30 minutes
• about 12 cherry tomatoes • about 8 medium-sized strawberries • 30ml olive oil • 15ml lemon juice • 150g smoked mozzarella • 2 large ripe avocados • a handful of baby spinach leaves • 30ml balsamic reduction
1 Thinly slice the tomatoes and strawberries; season generously with salt and pepper and mix with the olive oil and lemon juice.
2 Cut the cheese into thin slices (use a star-shaped cookie cutter if desired).
3 Halve, peel and pit the avos. Place each half, cut side down, on a cutting board and slice thinly, but keep them together in the half-avo shape. Arrange the tomato, strawberry and cheese slices randomly between the slices of each avocado half; it looks great and helps to marry the flavours. Carefully place on a bed of spinach with extra tomato, strawberry and cheese slices and drizzle generously with the balsamic reduction.