Beetroot, Walnut & Bocchini Salad

Beetroot, Walnut & Bocchini Salad

Photography by Darren Bester

Yield: 10, as a side

Ingredients: 

5 Bunches Beetroot, boiled, peeled, cooled & cut into quarters 

200g Walnuts, broken into smaller pieces  

300g Bocconcini Mozzarella Balls 

2x 120g Rocket Leaves, roughly torn or punnet micro herbs  

Drizzle of Olive Oil 

Couple of squirts of Lemon Juice 

Few drizzles of Honey 

Salt & Black Pepper 

Method: 

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt & pepper and pour over the cooled beetroots and marinade in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes. 

Drain the Bocconcini balls and season with a dash of olive oil, salt & pepper, set aside. 

To assemble, combine the marinated beets, walnuts and rocket and toss delicately.  Spoon onto serving platter and carefully place the Bocconcini balls amongst the other ingredients. 

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New Baby Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

New Baby Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

Photography by Darren Bester

Yield: 10, as a side dish 

Ingredients:

x2 700g Bags of Baby Potatoes, boiled, skinned & cut into quarters 

10 – 12 Quail Eggs, hard boiled & seasoned with salt and pepper

Caper Berries, some chopped up and some retaining original appearance  

Red Onions, finely Chopped 

2 Handfuls Chopped Chives

2 tbsp Dijon Wholegrain Mustard 

2 tbsp Dijon Traditional Mustard

2 tbsp Honey 

90ml Lemon Juice 

250ml Olive Oil 

Salt & Black Pepper 

Micro Herbs for Garnishing 

Method: 

In a measuring jug whisk the mustards, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper until well combined and adjust seasoning to taste.  Place the potato quarters, red onions, chives and capers in a large bowl and pour over the dressing, retaining a little for later.  Stir well to combine, taste and season with salt & pepper.  Carefully spoon the salad onto your serving platter.  Arrange the quail eggs on the salad and lightly drizzle with the remaining dressing.  Sprinkle over a few micro herbs for garnish & serve.

Cooks Notes: This salad is lovely served warm or chilled 

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