Sunday, 22 July 2018

Summer Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

A lovely Summer side salad that's perfect for the warmer weather. The flavour combination of watermelon , feta & mint is very popular in the Mediterranean and The Middle East. The salad is perfect with a piece of fish or meat or if you fancy a light lunch, on its own.

Prep: 15 minutes
Serves : 4


300g watermelon flesh cut into 2cm inch cubes
175g feta cheese cut into 2cm cubes
55g fresh mint leaves

4 tbsp shredded fresh mint
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of pepper

Mix the watermelon, cucumber and feta together in a large bowl. Add the whole mint leaves.
For the dressing, whisk the shredded mint , lemon juice and oil together in a small jug and season with the salt and pepper.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss, being careful the feta doesn't break up. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Spiced Roast Cauliflower with Almonds & Tahini Dressing

This dish is quite unusual. I usually eat cauliflower boiled or in a well-loved cauliflower cheese. Never have I roasted cauliflower before but it was a welcoming change. Crispy and yet crunchy, this makes a wonderful side dish.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Serves 4

1 large cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 tsp baharat spice mix
1 tsp sea salt flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
25g blanched almonds, toasted to garnish
3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh coriander, to garnish.

Tahini dressing
20g tahini
4 tbsp Greek-style natural yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon
pinch of sea salt
pinch of pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Put the cauliflower in a large roasting tin. Sprinkle over the baharat mix, salt and oil and mix well. Roast for 25-35 minutes or until lightly charred but still with some bite.
Meanwhile, for the dressing, mix the tahini, yogurt and lemon juice together in a bowl then season with the salt and pepper.
Transfer the cauliflower to a serving plate, dot with the tahini dressing and scatter over the almonds and coriander.
Serve immediately.

Cooks tip: If you can't find baharat spice mix, use an equal mixture of ground coriander, ground cumin and ground cinnamon instead.

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