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!