Friday, 12 September 2014

Strawberry, balsamic salad with coconut bacon-Vegan mofo 2014

Vegan mofo is so fun. Its just nice to see a little community around food. Vegan food, which is even better.

Doesn't that name of this salad sound appetizing?
It look and tastes pretty good too.

I am really excited to share this one with you because it is just so vibrant and fresh.

Strawberry, balsamic salad with coconut bacon


Coconut bacon:
1/2 cup coconut chunks
2 drops liquid smoke
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons coconut syrup

3 big handfuls of rocket
1 punnet strawberries
1/4 red onion
10 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup slivered almonds
fresh, oregano, mint, thyme

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon coconut syrup or other liquid sweetener such as agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Preheat your over to 160 degrees.
Place your coconut ingredients in a small bowl and coat well. Place on a pan with some grease proof paper and bake for about 10 minutes or until browning (coconut will crisp up when cooled)
In a jar with a lid place all the ingredients for the dressing and shake well.
Cut your veggies and tear in the herbs into a big salad bowl.
In a dry pan place the chopped almonds and fry on a low heat until becoming brown.

Combine coconut, almonds and salad. Drizzle over dressing and serve immediately!

I would never have thought that oregano and strawberries would be such a good combination but they really are a perfect match. So make sure you add a lot of it!

I think I may be overdosing on strawberries at the moment. I am literally eating a punnet a day.
Could that be a bad thing?


  1. Your photos are so beautiful! And eating too many strawberries can never be a bad thing!

    1. Thanks Stacey! I have already eaten a punnet this morning but with your advice I may just eat another! :)

  2. so pretty and such great flavours - I love coconut bacon but I don't think I have ever had it in a salad - must make amends

  3. When it comes to coconut bacon I'm usually unimpressed because it still tastes of coconut and gets used in recipes where coconut is not compatible. This, however, sounds like the PERFECT use for coconut bacon! Great idea and gorgeous pic.