I love Jamie Oliver’s recipes. I find that he uses simple ingredients and makes the most extraordinary things. Plus, he’s a veggie lover, so I always find the neatest ideas from his veg recipes. He infuses interesting flavours and textures into mostly everything he creates. Love it!
This weekend I made his “Moorish Crunch Salad.” I put my own spin on it, and it turned out great!
This is definitely a salad I’ll make for our holiday parties. It was easy, full of life and colour and it tasted delicious!
Here’s my twist on it:
2 cups carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
2 Royal Gala apples, thinly sliced
1 handful raisins
1 handful parsley, rinsed, dried and thinly chopped
4 tbsp red wine vinegar
8 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
1 tsp sea salt
sesame seeds (option: toast in a dry pan)
Chop and combine veggies, apple, parsley and raisins in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine vinegar, oil, tahini and sea salt. Whisk to emulsify wet ingredients. Pour over salad and mix well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
… It’s recommended to serve and eat this immediately, but we enjoyed it the next day, too. By day three everything was starting to break down and get a bit mushy. Even on day three my hubby was still raving about it. However, if you are serving this for guests or bringing it to a party, it’s much prettier the day it’s prepared. I also didn’t have time to toast the sesame seeds, but I definitely would try this as toasted sesame seeds add a subtle, but great flavour to the dish.
Happy Holiday Food Prep! 🙂