This is a salad I have been throwing together for lunch at work. I am enjoying it so much, that I keep making the same salad over and over.
The colours, the texture and the flavours are all great. I used pickled baby beets to give this salad a punch, but you could use fresh beetroot.
I am afraid the recipe is a bit of a handful of this and a sprinkle of that, but what more do you need when it comes to a salad?
Fig, Beetroot & Feta Salad
A colourful salad full of lots of lovely textures and flavours. Easy to throw together in a few minutes.
- 1 generous handful of rocket salad
- a few thin slices of onion
- 6 - 8 mangetout
- 2 fresh figs, quartered
- 3 - 4 baby beets (pickled), halved
- 1 cm slice of feta
1. Pop the mangetout in a small bowl and add a splosh of water. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, prick the film with a fork and microwave for 1 minute. Refresh in cold water and pat dry.2. Start layering your salad in your lunch box. First pop in the salad leaves. Sprinkle on the onion rings. Throw in the mangetout. Next add the beetroot and figs, then crumble the feta cheese on top of the salad.3. Make a little of your favourite dressing and pop in a little dish to take with you. Add the dressing at the last moment, so the leaves don't go soggy.4. Enjoy during your lunch break. Prepare for envious looks!
DetailsTotal time: Yield: Serves 1
Honey & Mustard Dressing for One
This is enough dressing for one salad. A quick mix together and it is ready to use or keep for later.
- 3 tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp wholegrain mustard
- ½ tsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- freshly ground black pepper
Pop all in the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk. Have a taste and adjust until it is just how you like it. A little bit more honey or lemon juice, it is up to you.
DetailsTotal time: Yield: more than enough dressing for one salad
I am submitting my salad to Susan over at The Well Seasoned Cook who is hosting this week's Weekend Herb Blogging.
Weekend Herb Blogging is a weekly event where food bloggers around the world post recipes about cooking with herbs and unusual vegetables or interesting ways to use vegetables, and on the weekend a roundup is published. Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or Vegetables.