Your not-so-average Salad

IMG_8117I’m sure most people love a good salad. It’s nutritious and delicious, variable and simple. When I came across this recipe by Love & Lemons I was instantly sold. Their great photography, the peaches, mint and yoghurt: there I was, drooling over a salad in the middle of the night.

But I waited until the next day and now: here we have it. My new favourite salad! I altered the recipe a bit according to the content of my kitchen shelves and also because I still had some lovely pieces of goats cheese wrapped in bacon that needed to be eaten.

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What you’ll need:

Dressing:
2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
A drizzle of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of lemon grass
Salt & Pepper to season

Salad:
2 good handful of your favourite lettuce
Mint leaves, chopped
1 ripe peach
A drizzle of honey
Olive oil, chili oil
2 bacon-wrapped goats cheese pieces
½ courgette, julienned
2 tablespoons pistachios, crushed

First off you want to start slicing your peach, and evenly distribute them in a grilling pan with a mixture of chili and olive oil. The chili spices things up nicely but only ever so slightly. I left mine in the pan for about 5 minutes on either side. Just before taking them out I drizzled a little bit of honey and let it caramelize.IMG_8104

Then you’re gonna wanna put all ingredients for the dressing together in a small bowl and let it sit aside.
Julienne your courgettes (they have specific tools for that here) and put in bigger bowl together with the lettuce and mint leaves.
If you can get your hands on already prepared bacon-covered goats cheese, great! Let them cook in a hot pan for 3 minutes from either side so the bacon gets nice and crispy. If you cannot find them in your local supermarket preparing them yourself is pretty easy too! Slice goats cheese into 1 cm thick pieces and wrap a piece of bacon around. Easy as that!

Lastly you just want to decorate everything nicely on a plate and sprinkle your crushed pistachios on top. Take a picture. Then mess it all up by adding the dressing. There you have it, enjoy!

IMG_8115I find this great for a warm summer night. It combines sweet and savory, fresh and heavy. Let me tell you, it’s a little explosion for your taste buds. Let me know if you recreate this by tweeting me a picture @heymajaestelle or tagging me on instagram @heymajaestelle. What’s your favorite summer recipe? Please share!

 

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