Grow Your Own Christmas Menu

We hope you enjoyed our article on growing your own produce to use in your cooking this Christmas.

We recommended planting:

Basil

Parsley

Rosemary

Mint

Tomatoes

Strawberries

Spinach

Rocket

Radish

This recipe will utilise rocket and radishes and be a hit at the Christmas lunch this year!

A crunchy salad of tasty rocket, radish and creamy avocado pieces, sprinkled with walnuts and flavoured in a lemon Dijon mustard dressing.

Ingredients

1/3 cup caster sugar

2 tbsp water

1/2 cup walnuts

1 large avocado

3 tbsp lemon juice

100 g baby rocket

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

6 radishes, washed and thinly sliced

Method

Line a baking tray with foil and lightly oil it. Place sugar into a non-stick frying pan with water. Stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar then increase the heat to medium and bring to the boil. Boil for 5-7 mins until mixture starts to become golden and syrupy. Add walnuts and cook further 2-3 mins stirring often until the sugar mixture is caramel coloured, toffee-like and coats the walnuts. Turn out onto the oiled foil and leave walnuts to cool.

Cut the avocado in half lengthways and remove the stone and skin. Cut into thick slices then into pieces. Toss with only 1 tbsp of the lemon juice. Combine rocket, avocado and radishes in a serving bowl.

Combine oil, mustard and remaining lemon juice and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the salad and toss thoroughly to coat. Roughly chop the walnuts and sprinkle over the salad. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

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