Roasted purple sprouting salad with mediterranean flavours

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Apr 302014
 

roasted psb salad with mediterranean flavours

Roasted purple sprouting salad with mediterranean flavours
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Serves: 2
 
A sort of panzanella/niçoise hybrid, with lots of Mediterranean flavours
Ingredients
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, cut in ½ crossways
  • good olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g purple sprouting broccoli, cut into even-sized pieces
  • 150g stale sourdough or ciabatta, broken into chunky bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 12 black olives
  • handful of basil leaves
  • lemon juice, to taste
Instructions
  1. First, make the roasted tomatoes (you could make them in advance and store them in an airtight container in the fridge). Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, place the tomatoes on the tray, cut side up, and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast at 180˚C for 45 mins.
  2. Put the eggs in a pan of cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 8-10 mins, depending on size. Drain and refresh in very cold water to stop the edges of the yolks from turning grey. Toss the purple sprouting broccoli in a baking tray with a little oil to coat and season with salt and pepper. Toss the bread in oil on another tray and season. Roast at 200˚C. The bread will take 20-25 mins or so to crisp up. The broccoli might take a little longer, depending on size; it should be just starting to brown and crisp up. Toss both half way through.
  3. Blitz the basil leaves with 4 tbsp oil (a hand blender is ideal). Add a squeeze of lemon to taste. To serve, carefully peel the eggs and cut into wedges. Toss gently with the rest of the ingredients, drizzling in the basil oil dressing and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Nut Free Hummus

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Feb 122014
 
Nut Free Hummus
Serves: 4
 
Nut Free Hummus Cooked by Annie’s Supper Club This is my own recipe and it does NOT include tahini – that is because we have customers with nut allergies so, like so much of what we do, we make it accessible for all. Obviously you could add some if you prefer the taste. I use my Vitamix , but a liquidizer is fine.
Ingredients
  • 1 can of chickpeas – drained & rinsed
  • 40ml fresh lemon juice
  • 65ml good quality olive oil
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • ¼tsp ground cayenne
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced and pasted
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Fresh parsley & olive oil to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place 30ml of the lemon juice and the olive oil in the Vitamix container. Add the cumin, cayenne, salt and garlic. Add the drained chickpeas.
  2. Step by Step Guide
  3. Place 30ml of the lemon juice and the olive oil in the Vitamix container. Add the cumin, cayenne, salt and garlic. Add the drained chickpeas.
  4. Set the dial to Variable 1 then turn the Vitamix on and slowly increase the speed to 10.
  5. If you want a really smooth hummus you can use High but I tend to keep the speed on 10 as I don’t want a puree but a hummus with a bit of character. Use the tamper if necessary to push the ingredients down.
  6. Turn the machine off and taste – add the rest of the lemon juice and adjust the seasoning to suit your tastes.
  7. To serve I like to sprinkle with fresh, finely chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.