Sara's Strawberry Salad

Sara's Strawberry Salad

Owner of Toi Toi, Sara Joyce, loved her Provençal style Rosé, which was her “go to” wine, in her early 20’s before she moved to New Zealand from the UK. “I had always thought NZ could make a wonderful Rosé with its cool climate varieties”, Sara says. “I am thrilled that Toi Toi winemaker Tim Adams crafted this fantastic Rosé for me, which has evoked wonderful memories. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do”  

Sara says “My Rosé complements a Strawberry Salad with Pastrami and Salted Pistachios beautifully, enhancing the lovely soft summer fruit characteristics of the wine”. Here’s the recipe

2 small baby cos lettuces
1/2 cup basil leaves
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 punnet strawberries sliced
150g pastrami torn
1/4 cup each olive oil, raspberry vinegar 
1 tbspn brown sugar
1 tspn orange zest
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
60g shelled pistachios
sea salt and olive oil

Arrange the lettuce basil and cucumber on a large platter. Scatter the strawberries and pastrami over the top. In a jar combine the oil, raspberry vinegar, brown sugar, orange zest and seasoning and shake well. Toast the nuts with some salt and a drizzle of the oil in a small pan until just coloured. Let cool then chop. Dress the salad with the dressing and sprinkle the pistachios on top. Delicious!

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