Strawberry Macadamia Salad Recipe

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Gabriel Published: May 26, 2020 Modified: October 1, 2020
Strawberry Macadamia Salad Recipe

Serve this as a first course before veal medallions or whitefish.

How To Make Strawberry Macadamia Salad

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Prep: 5 mins
Chill Time: 8 hrs
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
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  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 2 cups Michigan strawberries, washed and drained
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, large, washed and dried
  • 4 Belgian endive, large, washed and dried


  1. Split the macadamia nuts in half and set aside.
  2. Stem strawberries and slice about ¼-inch thick.

  3. Using a food processor, puree ⅔ cup of the sliced strawberries with the vinegar.

  4. Add the oil and process for 30 to 40 seconds until the dressing is well combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. If the berries are not sweet, add a tsp. or two of sugar.
  7. Put 2 leaves of Bibb lettuce on each of 8 chilled plates.
  8. Arrange 7 leaves of endive on top, like spokes in a wheel.
  9. Fan out 8 slices of strawberries in the center.
  10. If assembling ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate plates.
  11. Just before serving, spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of dressing over the strawberries and top with the toasted nuts.

Recipe Notes

Tip: The dressing can be made ahead of time, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

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