Saturday, 20 February 2010

Summer Surplus Salad

We have an abundance of pears, nectarines, basil, cucumbers and snappy finger radishes at the moment, so I came up with this salad.
It's crunchy and juicy and full of Summer flavour

1 lemon squeezed for juice
1 large just-ripe pear thinly sliced length ways. Toss slices in a little bit of lemon juice to stop it going brown
1 small cucumber thinly sliced
2 just-ripe nectarines - mine are cling-stone, so I cut them in wedges off the stone
1 small red onion thinly sliced in to rings and then cut rings in half
4 finger or regular radishes thinly sliced
handful of almonds chopped
few sprigs of regular and purple-leafed basil rolled up and thinly shredded
Splosh of orange balsamic if you can get it or the best plain balsamic you can lay your hands on
Splosh of extra virgin olive oil
black pepper and salt

Mix it all together and serve ASAP

I think it's a winner and will definitely be whipping it up again

What about you?

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