Recipe: Strawberry & Baby Spinach Salad

A strawberry plant is one overenthusiastic neighbour! They have a rather greedy and invasive personality, yet often suffer attacks by pests and diseases. Enter spinach, one of many kind neighbours willing to do its part for the veggie garden community.

Spinach contains saponins, which can help repel pests from strawberry plants, allowing the vigorous groundcover to spread, spread, and spread. Maybe it’s time to invite your neighbours over to share this summer salad in your garden?!

Strawberry & Baby Spinach Salad, With Walnuts and Persian Feta


  • 120 grams baby spinach
  • 1 punnet strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 125g of persian feta, broken into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp finely diced preserved lemon
  • ⅔ cup of walnuts
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil

Throw all ingredients into a large salad bowl. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar and olive oil then drizzle over salad, season with salt and pepper, then have a party!