Ireland’s ongoing HEATWAVE has us wanting to stay out of the kitchen, so food editor TRISH DESEINE shares her recipe for a simple SUMMER SALAD …
Summer salad with peas, mint, strawberries anchovies & mozzarella with sweet miso & lemon vinaigrette.
My friends, it’s too hot to cook: hell, it’s almost too hot to eat! So make your life deliciously simple by piling everything that says *summer* onto one plate and taking it straight outside. I had to force myself not to use tarragon in here, but you could, of course.
For 2; 10 minutes preparation
20 or so small, ripe cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 cucumber, half peeled, diced
5 or 6 large strawberries, hulled, sliced
1 scallion, finely chopped
100g peas, fresh or frozen, barely cooked in boiling water
2 or 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon basil chopped
1 or 2 balls of mozzarella torn into pieces
Anchovies to garnish (optional)
Summer flowers to garnish (optional)
For the vinaigrette
1 tablespoon sweet miso
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Toss all the ingredients of the salad together, season if you’re not using the anchovies, garnish and serve with the miso vinaigrette.
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