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SuperValu Clare Ann O'Keefe Summer Salad

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This salad will make a substantial vegan main course if served with couscous or quinoa.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 80 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 - Cucumber
  • 1 clove Garlic
    peeled
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 70 g Hazelnuts
  • 1 - Lemon
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 2 - Red Apple
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3 - Spring Onions
    green and white parts chopped
  • 150 g SuperValu Asparagus Tips
  • 3 - SuperValu Avocado
    medium in size
  • 200 ml SuperValu Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    plus extra for grilling
  • 15 g SuperValu Fresh Basil
  • 20 g SuperValu Fresh Parsley
  • 7 g SuperValu Fresh Thyme
  • 1 - Turnip
    small in size
  • 100 ml Water

Method

1. Toast the nuts.

2. Make your dressing. Chop one of the avocados and place in a blender with the spring onions, basil, parsley, garlic and cayenne. Blitz with the oil, water, vinegar and the juice of half a lemon to make a creamy dressing. Taste, then add salt and pepper to season and taste again.

3. Cook the veg.  Peel the turnip and cut into 3cm cubes. Place in a pot, cover with cold water and bring to a simmer. Add the turmeric, coriander and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook for 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and allow to cool on kitchen paper. This can be made up to three days in advance, then chilled quickly and stored in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Heat a chargrill pan over a high heat. Brush the asparagus tips with a little oil, then add to the pan and grill for 4 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly charred. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and leave to cool.

4. Chop the veg. Chop the cucumber, apples and the remaining two avocados into approximately 3cm cubes and dress with the remaining lemon juice.

5. Prep the herbs. Pick the thyme leaves, discarding the hard stems. This can be prepped and covered with damp kitchen paper up to two days in advance.

6. Assemble the salad. Tumble the asparagus and turnip into a large bowl with the other chopped veg, then scatter over the hazelnuts and thyme. Serve the dressing on the side.

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