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I bet you’re all peachy keen to find out what I’ve got in store for you today! It’s a winner.
I am so happy to be sharing this recipe; it’s one of my all time favourites. To me this salad is a celebration of summer, it’s super easy, healthy, and colourful, and the taste might just make you a little weak at the knees (be warned!).
Summer will be over before we know it so we might as well make the most of all of this epic stone-fruit whilst it’s around!
Here’s why you and your body will love this epic salad:
Watercress, besides from tasting freakin’ amazing, is super high in vitamins A, K, antioxidants and is a great source of calcium
Walnuts are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids
Peaches contain Vitamin C, beta-carotene and also a little bit of vitamin K and E
This dish is the perfect, simple, light and awesomely tasty summers day salad
See the full recipe below the video
Ingredients – serves 4
6 ripe peaches
2 cups of fresh watercress leaves
½ cup walnuts
Approximately ¼ cup of really good soft goats cheese (I LOVE Meredith Dairy Goats Feta)
The juice of 1 big orange
1/3 cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by preparing the dressing – place the orange juice in a saucepan, bring it to a gentle boil and reduce the juice down so that it thickens into a tangy glaze – this will take about 5 minutes for the juice to half in volume.
In the meantime get a nice big flat platter or plate and cut the peaches into quarters, remove the stone, and randomly scatter the peaches on the platter.
Next sprinkle the watercress over the peaches.
Crumble the goats cheese and walnuts over the top – make sure everything is nice and evenly spread out, so whenever someone has a mouthful they get a bit of everything!
Now back to the dressing; add the juice of the lemon to the orange glaze and whisk in the olive oil.
Spoon the dressing over the salad, finish with a little salt and pepper and you’re ready to rock! This salad is amazing just by itself but I love to eat it with some good sprouted wholegrain bread and tahini. It also goes great with BBQ chicken breast.
And that’s it legends! Simple, easy, tasty real food.