Grilled strawberry and biltong salad

This super-easy, mouth-watering grilled strawberry and biltong salad is extracted from Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s first cookbook, ‘The French Affair: Tables of Love’.


12 – 16 ripe strawberries
extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
large handful mixed salad leaves
balsamic vinaigrette, to drizzle
1 large piece of biltong, thinly sliced
coarse sea salt and freshly ground
black pepper, to taste


  • Rinse the strawberries and dry on paper towel. Slice them in half, leaving the green stems in place.
  • Heat a large griddle pan and drizzle with olive oil. Place the strawberries cut-side down and chargrill until dark.
  • Drizzle the mixed salad leaves with the balsamic vinaigrette. Toss through the strawberries and thinly sliced biltong. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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