Monday, May 31, 2010

Masterchef George's raw vegetable salad

Oh dear. I love salad, but this one is just a cut above the rest. I made and ate the whole thing. Solo.

And I don't apologise.


1 Lebanese cucumber, quartered lengthways, seeds removed, cut on an angle
1 Dutch carrot, thinly sliced on an angle
2 radishes cut into 2mm rounds
2 spring onions, finely sliced
¼ cup freshly shelled peas 
8 grape tomatoes, halved lengthways
1 tbs pistachios, roasted
1 tbs capers, rinsed and drained
2 dried Iranian figs, finely sliced
1 flatbread, rubbed with sumac and olive oil, baked 
pinch sumac
1/3 cup parsley leaves
1/3 cup feta, crumbled
extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
½ lemon, juiced


1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Gently, people.

2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Being a lemon freak, I was concerned this amount was not going to be enough. How dare I doubt George's expert advice... it was perfect.