Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Today has been pretty humid, so I've made a spicy salad for supper. Sweet from the nectarines (from North Cross Road), creamy from some standard inexpensive feta, refreshing from the lambs lettuce and spicy from a combination of CHINA ROSE RADISH SPROUTS (I've vowed to learn more about these exciting things. There's loads out there to play with), finely sliced CHILLI and homemade CHILLI OIL. I'm banking on it being pretty KAPOW. It's super easy to make and only depends on preparation, so you can whip it up in no time. It'd make an ideal picnic addition, so here's how you do it...

a couple of handfuls of lambs lettuce
1 nectarine
150g feta
20g organic china rose radish sprouts
1 whole big mild chilli (test a slither first)
2 tbsp homemade chilli oil (recipe in my next book...!)
1/2 a lemon

Lay out the lambs lettuce on a large flat serving dish, and then core the nectarine, slicing it into slithers. Scatter these around the plate and then crumble on the feta, draining any excess water in the pack. Take a few pinches of the radish sprouts (these are peppery and hot) and decorate over the plate. Now really finely slice the chilli and also scatter over the salad. Finally, carefully pour over the chilli oil and squeeze over some lemon. A grind of pepper will complete this.


  1. so, the sprouts were peppery and really delicious. the work of a few moments, wolfed down with come dine with me, making for a perfect evening! try it

  2. That salad is a thing of beauty - where do you get radish sprouts from though?!!

    Hope you had fun at Glasto

  3. hi katie, got them from the wholefoody shop on Lordship Lane. fraid i dunno what it's called but it's got veg outside and lots of herbal stuff inside... will check next time i'm down there. do it! the salad was wicked xxx

  4. hmmm I'll have to keep my eyes peeled next time I venture into West Ealing... Lordship Lane is bit far to go for some salad ;-)