Summary: Oh, how I wish you could taste this !
Roasted Jersey Royal potatoes, pear wedges simply poached in water and spices, Roquefort, with mixed salad leaves lightly dressed in a garlic mustard dressing.
Feel free to use another blue cheese, if you can't get Roquefort.
When poaching fruit, sugar is usually added to the poaching liquid, but I find this isn't necessary. I just leave the sugar out, and the fruits show case their natural sweetness.
The flavours in this salad just go so well together !
Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter.
Summary: Cheese and lentils might not be a very common salad combination, but the Beluga Lentils and the goats cheese combine incredibly well in this recipe to deliver a filling and satisfying, yet light and fresh salad, with a beautiful contrast of colours, flavours and textures. Soft and chewy, yet also crunchy.
You could of course use canned or pre-cooked Beluga lentils, but the secret here lies in infusing the lentils with onion, garlic and thyme deliciousness as they cook.
If you have never made your own croutons, this recipe is pure gold, even if you only make the croutons, as you will be amazed at how easy and incredibly delicious they are to make. You will wonder why you settled for the shop-bought version for so long.
These awesome homemade garlic and parsley croutons will work great in other salads and as a topping on your favourite soups.
Serves 2 as a main meal or 4 as a starter.
Summary: Want to spice things up this Valentine's Day (or all year-round)? This easy to make raw condiment inspired from south-east Asia sambal will do just that. Serve with your favourite foods, add to a salad dressing or a sauce. Chilli raises the metabolism, helping keeping you warm.