Gosh, when did I last post about a salad? As many of you (and with that I mean one or two of my three readers!) know, I eat a salad for lunch every day (for example here and here and here and here). They are usually a variation on the same theme: something green, something fruity, something cheesy, something nutty, something for colour, with an interesting dressing added. This one was particularly inspired, I thought.
Mange tout, stirfried in a little olive oil with whatever fresh herbs you have available - I added a bit of thyme and a few leaves of origanum. Use this as the base of your salad, then add slices of pear, some baby tomatoes (for colour) and feta. I finished it off with a salad dressing made of leftover basil pesto, olive oil and lemon juice, with a dash of sea salt and ground black pepper. I shake up all my salad dressing ingredients in a jam jar with a screw top, Jamie Oliver-style. The salad needed nuts, but unfortunately I had none. Some toasted pine nuts would have rounded it off nicely, I think.