Strawberry-Cashew Salad with Green Beans

Summer is the perfect time for a great salad with fresh strawberries. Today I added cashews and fresh green beans for crunchy goodness.  It is vegan as written but could be a main course with the addition of cooked chicken breast or shrimp.


Carol's Kitchen Strawberries




Start with a mix of your favorite salad greens. Blanche some green beans and let cool. This could easily be done ahead of time and the beans could be placed in the refrigerator until time for the salad. Add the green beans, strawberries, and nuts and serve with the balsamic vinaigrette.


Strawberry-Cashew Salad with Green Beans

Use organic when available, serves 4 as side dish


Strawberry-Cashew Salad With Green Beans

Summer is the perfect time for a great salad with fresh strawberries. Add cashews and fresh green beans for crunchy goodness. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cashew strawberry salad, salad, strawberry cashew salad
Servings 4



  • 1 cup fresh chopped strawberries
  • 10 oz salad greens of your choice
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans chopped


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a medium sauce pan of water to a boil
  • Add the green beans and a pinch of salt
  • Blanch about 2 minutes until crisp-tender
  • Have a bowl of ice and water ready
  • Drain green beans and put in ice bath to cool and stop cookingbreast or shrimp
  • Drain green beans and dry thoroughly or your salad will be soggy
  • Toss greens gently in large bowl with green bean
  • Add strawberries and cashews on top
  • In separate bowl, stir the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup together
  • Slowly stream the olive oil into the mixture while whisking continuously
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Drizzle salad dressing over salad or serve it on the side
  • Optional add cooked chicken breast or shrimp for main course salad
































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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

14 thoughts to “Strawberry-Cashew Salad with Green Beans”

  1. A combination I never would have thought of, but it looks good …summery and bright. I do put cashews on salads sometimes, and also on stir fries for the crunch.

  2. Strawberries with beans, together in a salad, I do not know this flavor variant, but sounds interesting. The strawberry season is over, with a little luck you may still get it in the fruit department?

  3. Your salad looks so delicious! I have never put strawberries in a salad, ought to try some day! Thank you for the recipe.

  4. Hi Carol, that salad does look good and the flavours interesting. I keep meaning to get in a jar of maple syrup when I see it as it seems to be a popular ingredient.


  5. I love the idea of the cashews! This salad looks deliciously fresh. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a lovely week!

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