“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?”
Sam Gamgee, ‘The Return of the King Peter Jackson’, J. R. R. Tolkien
2 beetroots, cubed * 2 ripe avocados, cubed * 10 strawberries, halved * 1 red onion, finely chopped * 1 tbsp mint, chopped * 1 orange, juiced * 1 tsp maple syrup * 2 tsp avocado oil * salt & freshly ground black pepper
Put the beetroot, avocado, strawberries, red onion and mint into the bowl. Mix together the orange juice, maple sugar, oil and a grounding of salt and pepper in a jug. Pour this dressing over the salad. Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
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This recipe comes from the section OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING, a selection of easy recipes for the barbecue or when entertaining your guests at a garden party.