Crispy Duck Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

This nice crisp salad made with seasonal produce showcases the versatility of strawberries.

Wine Match: Light Pinot Noir

Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus standing time
Cooking time: Approx. 30 minutes for roasting


For Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup (250ml) good olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 x 250g punnet Victorian Strawberries, washed and hulled
  • cracked black pepper

For Salad

  • 2 duck breast fillets, oven roasted (or 2 chicken breast fillets, roasted)
  • 4 small zucchini, quartered and roasted
  • 2 cups green beans, blanched
  • 100g rocket or mustard cress leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds


  1. Whisk together the olive oil and white wine vinegar, then add tarragon leaves. Allow the sit for 2 hours and remove tarragon. Puree half of the strawberries and pass through a sieve, then whisk into the vinaigrette. Taste and season with cracked pepper.
  2. To prepare salad, flake the breast meat into shreds or slice finely. Slice remaining berries, then toss with zucchini, beans and leaves and half the vinaigrette, then top with shredded meat and nuts. Drizzle with remaining dressing then serve.