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Berry Salad, Strawberry Vinaigrette & Almond

Here the crunchiness of golden almond crumble meets the tangy sweetness of strawberry vinegar – together they transform this dish of fresh berries into a memorable finale to a great meal.

  • Cuisine type: Mediterranean
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Budget: $$$$$
  • Berry Salad, Strawberry Vinaigrette & Almond


  • - 1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, stems removed
  • - 1½ tbsp. PLUS ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • - ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • - ¼ cup ground almonds
  • - ½ tsp. salt
  • - 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • - 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • - 2 tsp. Maille Sherry Vinegar
  • - 4 cups strawberries, raspberries and/or blackberries
  • - Arugula leaves (optional)


  1. Combine strawberries with 1½ tablespoons sugar in medium bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Arrange bowl over saucepan with simmering water and let cook 1 hour. Remove bowl carefully from heat and strain liquid into a bowl. (Let drip for a few hours, or press juices through with back of a spoon.) Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, almonds, remaining ¼ cup sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until coarse crumbs form. Press into a dough and cover with plastic wrap; chill about 4 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 325∘. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Cut dough into ½ -inch cubes and arrange on prepared baking sheet. Bake 14 minutes or until cooked and slightly golden. Cool on wire rack.
  5. Combine ⅓ cup strained strawberry liquid, olive oil and Maille Sherry Vinegar in small bowl with wire whisk; set aside.
  6. Combine berries with just enough Vinegar dressing to coat.

To serve

 Arrange berries in 4 stemmed glasses, then sprinkle with almond crumble.  Garnish, if desired, with spoonful of frozen vanilla yogurt and arugula leaves brushed with remaining Vinegar dressing.

Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cooking Time:
60 minutes
4 people

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