Tag Archive: Salad

Autumn Salad of Chicory, Apple, Celery, Walnuts & Bread

This Autumn Salad of chicory, apple, celery, walnuts & sourdough contains everything I like to see in a salad for this time of year –  Strong earthy and fruitful flavours with warming chunks of toasted sourdough bread and salty stilton. A sharp apple twang and acidity from the cider vinegar balances the bitter and peppery leaves making a comforting, flavoursome and well-rounded dish. Here’s what you’ll need 1 apple – sliced 1 head of chicory 1 stick celery – sliced Peppery salad leaves – rocket, mustard etc 1 thick slice of stale sourdough bread – torn into chunks Walnut pieces 1tbsp of...

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Red Slaw

This Red Slaw is quick and simple. I’ve not used mayo as I wanted something fresh and crunchy without any sloppiness. This slaw really suits being matched with rich meats and BBQ food. The sesame seeds don’t add that much in the way of flavour – it’s more about the texture. And that’s important. Here’s what you’ll need 1/2 red onion – peeled 1 beetroot – peeled 1/4 red cabbage 1 red pepper The dressing 1/2 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce – the shop-bought stuff is fine. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 or 3 teaspoons cider vinegar A scattering of...

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Ultra-Simple Melon Salad

Simplicity is often the quickest route to success and this salad is as simple as it gets but I guarantee you’ll absolutely love it. By cutting your salad ingredients into large slices and chunks, the salad feels quite substantial while still retaining a freshness and lightness which hits the spot on a warm summer afternoon. The melon and cucumber combination on its own is worth trying but the mozzarella, tomato and whole basil leaves round it off into a decent plate of food. The recipe – if you need it (you can see everything that’s going on from the photograph)...

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