Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jamie Oliver's Moorish Crunch Salad - Cookbook Challenge # 9 - Crunchy



This Cookbook challenge (Crunchy) had me a little stumped to begin with. You see, I wanted to make something absolutely delicious and I wanted it to be savoury for a change as I have been notching up some serious baking over the last few months. 


I was looking through Jamie Oliver's cookbook titled 'jamie's kitchen' and came across this gorgeous crunchy salad aptly titled Moorish Crunch Salad. Pete and I enjoyed this salad with Maggie Beer's roast chicken and garlic which I roasted after watching her Masterclass a few weeks ago on Masterchef. The salad complemented the roast chicken really well and was a nice alternative to baked vegetables as it didn't leave us feeling too full and heavy.  


Also, this salad is super healthy, crunchy and indeed very moorish.




Moorish Crunch Salad
Ingredients
300g carrots, peeled
150g radishes
2 crunchy eating apples
1 small handful of raisins or sultanas
1 handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 handful of fresh mint, roughly chopped
4 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tahini
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted in the oven



Method
First of all, finely slice your carrots into matchstick-sized batons. 




Finely slice your radishes – you can leave a little of the tops on if you like. Quarter your apples, remove the cores and finely slice. 


Add all these to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients, apart from the sesame seeds. Toss together, carefully checking the seasoning, and serve with the sesame seeds sprinkled over the top. 




Eat straight away.



Serves 4.

Tell me, have you ever made something from a Masterchef Masterclass? If so, what was it?

5 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I haven't watched MC in ages but I like masterclasses in general because I love learning all of those secret techniques! :)

Hannah said...

Oh wow, I was absolutely almost going to make this for the crunchy challenge, but then my undying need to make sweet things won out ;) I really should try it though!

P.S. Nope, never made anything from MC. I'd happily eat Zumbo's goodies, though :P

New Outlook Fitness said...

Nice! This is definitely up my alley! Thanks ;

The Food Mentalist said...

Your welcome :) hope you enjoyed this one. Pete loved this recipe it would be really great with fresh fish too

Bangalow Girl said...

Great blog... Ive been following your blog for weeks now ... very entertaining ... i love reading your latest...
Is Max really your cat?... he looks like a little panther :)

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