Strawberry Mint Salad

Strawberry Mint Salad Title

These are the scenes of summer:

Driving down country roads with Dan, my bare feet resting flat on the dashboard, eyes closed, singing along to Pentatonix.

Coaxing my sungold tomato plants towards their trellis to keep them from toppling over when they get top-heavy with fruit.

Keeping book for Dan’s baseball games, smelling of sunscreen and sweat and dirt.

Morning bike rides, my legs screaming and my breathing labored as I push myself up the Ithaca hills.

Eating strawberries, raspberries and blueberries with every breakfast, lunch and snack.

Strawberry Mint Salad 2

Strawberry Mint Salad

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 5 cups

Use the freshest strawberries you can find. When you're done, slurp the ruby red juice out of the bottom of the bowl for a sweet ending.


  • 5 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Roll the mint leaves into a long cylinder, and thinly slice the roll crosswise to create ribbons of mint. I used chocolate mint, because that is what looked best in the garden, but any mint will work.
  2. Gently toss the mint with the strawberries and sugar.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the sugar to pull the juices out of the strawberries and to help the flavors blend.

Make Ahead and Storage

Covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated, this salad will be good for 3 days.


  1. says

    yes! so perfect. I love summer and all the things you mentioned. I’m obsessed with mint on everything this summer too. Enjoy!

  2. haya says

    i have a question, since i’ve never actually talked to someone who does this but i have always wondered about it.

    have you considered what would happen, if, while you have your feet on the dashboard, the car crashes and the air bag engages?

    • Julie says

      you know, I can’t say I’ve thought about it that much. it probably wouldn’t be good, though!

  3. says

    I found this post while searching for a simple strawberry/mint salad to serve at my Midsummer’s Eve dinner. This is absolutely perfect, thank you!