Christmas Rocket & Strawberry Salad

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This recipe is always on our Summer repertoire. The bitterness of rocket is offset by the sweetness of sun ripened strawberries. The goats feta and walnuts then add a salty flavour and added texture. It is quite simply perfect! Not to mention the health benefits of mixing leafy greens, seasonal fruit, healthy fats and fibre. This is a Merry Christmas to your body.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet organic wild rocket (washed & carefully spun dry)
  • 1/2 punnet organic strawberries (rinsed)
  • 200g marinated goats feta (preferably in olive oil)
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs real maple syrup
  • pinch sea salt

 

Method:

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter & maple syrup. Once melted, mix thoroughly and add the walnuts & pinch of salt. Turn off the heat and stir well to ensure walnuts covered. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the rocket in a salad bowl, spreading the leaves out so not too dense. We like using a shallow circular platter.
  3. Slice the washed strawberries and place on the rocket. How you cut the strawberries is personal preference – we prefer cutting them into thin wedges so they toss well through the salad.
  4. Break up the goats feta and sprinkle over the salad (best to wait until just before eating) and add the cooled walnuts and dressing.
  5. Toss gently and enjoy!

 

Honey Balsamic Dressing:

  • 2 tbs aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs raw local honey
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to season

 

Place all ingredients in a jar, close the lid and shake. Add salt & pepper to season.

 

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