Monday, October 31, 2011

Pea Shoot and Goat Cheese Salad

60g or so of pea shoots, carefully washed and dried
90g shelled weight of fresh or frozen peas or petits pois, cooked
80g little wallop goats cheese or similar, at room temperature
A few sprigs of mint, small leaves reserved for the salad and larger ones for the dressing
For the dressing:
2tbsp good quality cider vinegar
1tsp Tewksbury or Dijon mustard
6tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
2tbsp vegetable or corn oil
1tsp caster sugar
6-8 large mint leaves (see above)
First make the dressing. Blend all the ingredients in a liquidiser and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix a spoonful or so of the dressing with the drained warm peas and season with salt and pepper.
Lightly dress the pea shoots and arrange on a plate. Scatter on the peas and spoon over a little more dressing. Arrange the pieces of cheese on top and scatter the small mint leaves over.

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