When California Strawberries asked me to help share the message around their Get Snacking Challenge, the answer was an easy yes. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Just one serving, about eight strawberries, provides more vitamin C than an orange. Due to their high-fibre content, strawberries support healthy digestion and keep you feeling satiated. Thank goodness my kids love them as they are an easy snack for us to enjoy on the go with no waste. Parenting win!
California Strawberries are in peak season and readily available right now. Get yourself a carton and enter the Get Snacking Challenge to win some pretty awesome prizes.
This is the perfect picnic salad that always gets devoured and is simple to make.
2 cups California strawberries
1 bunch fresh basil
1 cup bocconi
1/2 cup walnuts
1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and olive oil to dress salad
Chiffonade the basil and slice the strawberries.
Prepare the candied walnuts in a large skillet over medium heat. Combine the walnuts and maple syrup and stir often, until the walnuts are toasted and the maple syrup is caramelized, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Assemble all the ingredients and dress the salad with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt to taste.