Monday, 15 April 2013
Fig and Goat's Cheese Salad
Some foods are just goddam perfik together. Take figs and goat cheese; Win. Then put figs, goat cheese and a sweet vinaigrette (if you don't have pomegranate, you can just use good old balsamic vinegar) and it's a win win WIN.
SO sweet, SO creamy, SO lovely. And SO simple. Lick your lips, this is a summer salad winner. Did I mention this is also gluten free? Yes, yes it is! (I am a little excited, can you tell?)
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses / vinaigrette or balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
A good handful and a half of rocket mixed leaves (with some spinach)
4 figs, cut into halves or quarters
3 oz fresh goat cheese, cut into chunks or goat cheese curds
Place pomegranate molasses (or balsamic vinegar) or vinagrette with the oil and a little salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk loads.
Toss the rocket and salad leaves with dressing. Pile on a plate and top with figs and cheese (crumble it over and try not to eat some while you're doing it... I did... well a lot...it was yummy:)
Drizzle with a bit of extra olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Scatter pomegranate seeds on top if you're feeling ultra fancy and you have some, I didn't, and I wasn't feeling fancy.
Did you know I went out without my coat on today? Yes, it's crazy. A few more degrees and maybe I'll take my shoes and socks off too.
Here's a few notes from my weekend.
1. Bowls. More bowls I saw in John Lewis (I'm getting a bit of a bowl addiction!). I'm imagining eating some of Winstone's Ice Cream from these lovely ones. I hear they've got a new coconut flavour and I am just desperate to try some, in the sunshine, with my shoes and socks off!
2. This is a new coffee shop in Cirencester - Coffee #1. It reminds me of what Starbucks used to be like - more Central Perk from F.r.i.e.n.d.s TV fame... very cosy, retro and did a nice selection of blended fresh juices.
3. Diamond Cucumber. Just because. Regular sliced cucumber is so boring, so I jazzed it up a bit. It was a delicious organic cucumber too... and SO sweet and juicy. You see, I AM getting into these springtime salad days!!
I hope you all had a great weekend too. Chat or tweet me @dishesundressed or pop by my Facebook Page where I share even more foodie fun!