Earthy Mediterranean Salad

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     Another post that was  long overdue…. but incredible that I happened to post this on St.Patrick’s Day!! Saw a lot of green & white on my FB timeline while I was going over my archive. 😛

I’m going to skip the story on this one and head right into the recipe.

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This one happened only because of the black radish I got from the farms of First Agro Sakura Fresh.

Gorgeous black & white beauty …some complementing greens to go with…balancing the contrast with some subtle beige and some more whites thrown in …. you get yourself a beautiful looking , quick hearty salad …..that almost looks like a St.patty’s day salad 😛

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The spice of the harissa goes perfectly well with elements of this salad. Feel free to tone it down with a squeeze of lime or by blending it with yogurt.

I just mixed it with some olive oil and a dash of vinegar ..and that was my dressing.

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The flavour profile – the blend of spice & pungency & zesty because of the presence of radish , goat cheese, chickpeas, harissa , vinegar, helps bring out the mediterranean feel of it.

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Recipe – Earthy Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients :

  • Radish – 2 small to medium size black radish ( feel free to replace with regular white /red)
  • Boiled chickpeas -3/4 cup
  • Steamed Broccoli Florets –  3/4 cup
  • Spinach – roughly chopped – 1/2 cup
  • Goat cheese ( as much as you like)
  • Fresh coriander – a handful

For the dressing –

  • Harissa sauce ( store bought ) – 2 tablespoon appox.
  • Olive oil – 1 -2 tsp
  • White vinegar – 2 tsp

Method :

  • Make the harissa dressing by mixing the harissa sauce + olive oil + white vinegar in a bowl. Keep aside for later.
  • Slice the radish the way you’d like to. Keep aside.
  • Roughly chop the spinach and coriander …keep aside
  • Assemble the salad by tossing all the ingredients together.
  • Drizzle the dressing and toss well. Or serve it on the side.
  • Note – Feel free to tone the spice level down with a squeeze of lime or by blending it with yogurt.
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