A Warm Summer Salad

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I do like my reddy pink radishes hot and peppery and when I saw these gorgeous jewels placed in a bunch amongst the greenest of leaves, I just had to buy them!

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With it these adorable boiled pearl potatoes, fresh spring onions and salty halloumi cheese. A peri peri lemon olive oil dressing to bring all the flavours together, to add a certain zinginess that brings this summer salad alive!

One of my favorite meals and I really hope all of you enjoy it too! Have an exciting day! Much love, D x

INGREDIENTS

500g pearl potatoes
Bunch of radishes
Halloumi cheese block
4 spring onions sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
6 tbsp olive oil
1 heaped tsp peri peri spice mix
Salt to taste
1 garlic clove minced

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METHOD

Boil the pearl potatoes with skin on for 12 to 15 minutes until they are tender and soft. Drain and set aside

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Cut the halloumi cheese into thin slices and place in a hot non stick frying pan with a little olive oil. Keep on a medium heat and brown off on both sides. Be careful as the moisture from the cheese will spit when cooking

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Meanwhile roughly chop the radishes and spring onions

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In a jug or small bowl. Add the lemon juice to the olive oil for the dressing. Season with salt. I used about 1 teaspoon and stir in the peri peri spice plus the minced garlic

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Now to combine. Put all the salad components into a large saucepan, drench in the dressing and toss to ensure all is covered in the dressing

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Ready to serve….

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A Broad Bean & Rice Soup

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A broadbean and summery spinach soup! Ummm laced with rice and garlic..love this! Enjoy friends!

Shivaay Delights

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“Start as you mean to go on!”, well that is the saying! I’ll try, but I can’t promise to be really healthy all the time. I do intend to make more healthy foods and enjoy them in many different ways, so come explore with me in 2014!

Broadbeans!!! Ummmm not one of my favourite things until very recently! They have always been around me and making an appearance as my Dad just loves them. I used to pick them out from anything my Mum used to make with them in it. My Dad’s plate came in extremely handy and he loved them being passed over to him.

So what’s changed? I really don’t know, maybe my palette has transformed and I’m quite enjoying them now. Strange what taste buds do in our life times!

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This soup is an interesting combination of luscious healthy greens plus rice that I just adore!…

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