Autumn Side Salad

This salad is part leaf, part vegetable - and is utterly delicious; kind of a small, healthy, welcome to autumn... A lovely mixture of garden flavours that will befriend all sorts of dishes from roasts to stews to pastas.


  • Courgette/s
  • Spring Onions
  • Salad Leaves
  • Herbs
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas and / or Broad Beans
    (frozen or fresh)
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Honey
  • Salt & Pepper

Slice the Courgette/s into thick slices and griddle them until they’ve got some nice char-grill type lines on them…

Wash and trim the Spring Onions

Wash your Salad leaves and your Herbs… I used Red Chard, Rocket, Parsley and some Broad Bean Leaves… You could use some Lettuce or Spinach too

Use fresh or frozen Peas and/or Broad Beans – blanch them quickly in boiling water and drain before rinsing under cold water (to retain the green colour)

Make a dressing with 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar, 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 large tsp Dijon Mustard, 1 tsp Honey – whisk the ingredients together before seasoning to taste

Assemble your Salad; leaves first and then in any order you fancy… Finish off with a couple of Tomatoes, chopped or halved.  Serve with the Mustard Dressing…

This would make a lovely meal on its own with some chunky bread or a tin of tuna… Alternatively makes a great side for nearly anything else you fancy!

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