I do love a slaw as it can make a simple dish really special – and bump up the vegetable content of your meal to boot. This Asian Slaw is fantastic for serving with a baked tofu burger, some marinated salmon or meats or as […]
Pomegranates are at their best right now and also readily available at a reasonable price – so there’s no reason not to incorporate them in your meals to give them a new fresh feel and a dazzling burst of red. That’s why this Pomegranate Slaw […]
There is nothing quite like a beautifully ripe fig. They have such a unique flavour which really sums up the mellow end of summer and beginning of autumn. I feel the flavour is enhanced and deepened when they are grilled or lightly cooked so their juices yield and are warm. That’s why we always have this Fig and Rocket Salad at this time of year.
It’s so simple and can act as a base for additional pulses or proteins. In this case I have added some griddled halloumi as the salty cheese goes brilliantly with the sweet figs, peppery rocket and the spicy dressing.
If you are looking for a quick and easy starter which won’t keep you in the kitchen this is also fab as everything bar the 5min grilling of the figs can be prepared in advance. It’s delicious served with some walnut bread too.
Fig and Rocket Salad
- 5 ripe figs
- 140g rocket
- 1 heaped teaspoon harissa paste (more if yours isn’t very spice, taste and add more if you need to)
- 1 teaspoon runny honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- Step 1 Cut figs in half and grill for around 5 minutes or until soft and juicy.
- Step 2 While they are cooking arrange your washed rocket on a platter or plate.
- Step 3 Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Adjust to taste.
- Step 4 Place figs on the platter and any other ingredients you wish to add then drizzle with the dressing.
I love lentils. There, I’ve said it. They are so picked on and ignored as a foodstuff but do not deserve their bad press at all. A nutritional powerhouse, easy to cook and really cheap and filling too. Quite why they are so derided is […]
When I was a student I used to live in an area of London packed with Turkish and Greek supermarkets. And they were certainly the best place to shop cheaply on a budget. The boxes of perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables were better quality than […]