Saturday, November 10

An interesting salad from the supermarket aisles

Whilst on holiday I have been gorging myself at some of the regions best restaurants and pubs - Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House and The Lord Poulet Arms to name but a few. Feeling bloated and corpulent I was in need of something healthy, something to balance my Yin and Yang. A salad suggested the missus.......? Sure, why not.

But I am on holiday and can't really be arsed to cook anything too fancy, let alone roast a beetroot for hours. So I am saying that it is ok to cheat on vacation, make life easy on yourself whilst taking it easy. Here is an interesting salad where the bulk of the prep effort is lifting the item and putting it in your shopping trolley. Ok, there is a little peeling and chopping but no pain no gain right?

A bag of lambs lettuce
A punnet of spicy cooked beetroot
Halloumi - half a pack
Grapes - a large handful
Conference pear - 1 large ripe one
Parsley - 1/2 a small pack, roughly picked
Tzatziki - 1/2 tub
Juice of half a lemon
Extra virgin olive oil

Halve the grapes.
Peel, core and finely slice the pear, toss in the lemon juice to stop it browning.
Slice the halloumi as thin as you can.
Artfull arrange all the fruit, vegetables and cheese on a nice plate.
Drizzle with the tzatziki and olive oil.
Eat with hot pitta breads.
Drink beer.

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