A Garden Salad

Few things in life are simpler yet more rewarding than picking a salad straight from the vegetable garden.  No supermarket queues, no over priced or out of season produce and no food miles!  I love to pick a mix of salad leaves and soft herbs such as mint, basil and coriander.



In a few weeks I will have the added luxury of tomatoes still warm from the sun and pretty yet peppery nasturtium flowers.  For now though the simplicity of fresh leaves and herbs with a little bread and soft cheese is perfect.
Simple Scarsdale Salad
A good handful of salad leaves (lettuce, rocket and or baby spinach)
A good handful of soft herbs (mint, basil and or coriander)
A few slices of quality bread, preferably sourdough
A piece of delicious cheese, a soft goat cheese or creamy feta is perfect
A good glug of quality olive oil
Slice the bread into cubes and fry lightly in a little olive oil until golden.  Allow to cool.
Combine salad leaves and herbs in a large bowl.  Add bread, crumble over cheese and gently combine.  Dress with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Enjoy!


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    November 5, 2011

    Hi Jane, This is inspiring and beautifully done. I will return.
    "Through food, human beings can make thenselves at peace with everybody and with the earth."
    Cheong Liew.

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    November 5, 2011

    makes me want to go dig over the veg patch Jane… sadly holidays this yr made it look a bit sad for the summer! x