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June 8, 2016

Barbeque and picnic season is here! This easy and refreshing salad from Kristen Hartvig’s Healing Berries is the perfect dish to share with family and friends this summer, and each portion is only 219 calories.

Serves 4

Preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes

100g/ 3 ½oz/ ½ cup wild rice
2 tbsp walnut oil
4tbsp Raspberry Vinegar
25g/ 1oz hazelnuts, finely chopped
25g/ 1 oz almonds, finely chopped
2 spring onions/ scallions, finely chopped
500g/ 1lb 2oz strawberries, hulled and sliced
sea salt


  • Put the rice in a pan of cold salted water. Cook according to the package instructions until all the water is absorbed. Leave to cool and then mix in the walnut oil and the raspberry vinegar.
  • Toast the nuts in a dry frying pan with a little salt until just golden.
  • Place the rice in a large salad bowl. Add the toasted nuts, spring onions/ scallions and strawberries. Toss together and gently serve.

Kirsten Hartvig is an acclaimed nutritionist, medical herbalist and registered naturopath practising in East Sussex, and in Denmark Kirsten Hartvigwhere she is a government adviser on natural health. She is the author of 14 books on natural health, including Eat for Immunity, The Big Book of Quick & Healthy Recipes, and The Healthy Diet Calorie Counter. Kirsten also runs regular health retreats in the French Pyrenees, organizes local herb walks and gives talks and workshops on natural health in practice. She lives with her family in Forest Row, UK. Visit her website at


Kirsten Hartvig
Healing Berries
£12.00, available from Nourish Books