Here’s a light salad for you to try. This strawberry mango basil salad is topped with gorgonzola and pistachio for a healthy sweet and salty treat that will compliment your summer dinners.
It’s a great way to use up a lot of your basil and to add some fruits and herbs to your diet. I topped it with a balsamic vinaigrette to keep things light and the focus on the main ingredients.
Feel free to sub a different cheese for the gorgonzola, though I do love gorgonzola as its deep flavor offsets the sweetness of the fruit in a really nice way. If you were to change out the cheese, I’d pick feta or blue cheese. Both are decent substitutions.
- 1 c mango, chopped
- 2 1/4 c strawberries
- 1/3 c fresh basil, chopped
- 1 T gorgonzola cheese
- 2 T toasted pistachios
- 2 T olive oil
- 2 T balsamic vinegar
- 1 T sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Mix mangoes, strawberries and basil together.
- Top with gorgonzola and pistachios.
- In a small bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar and salt until thickened.
- Drizzle over the salad.