THIS SALAD IS ONE OF MY FAVEEE SIDE DISHES. It’s a classic Ottolenghi salad that pairs nicely with just about everything, especially steaks.
I make it ALL the time. Click here for the Ottolenghi recipe.
HERE’S MY TAKE:
- Serves 4.
- 500g skinned broad beans, fresh or frozen (ANY bean will work for this recipe. I use whatever I have.)
- 350g small radishes
- 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander/cilantro
- 30g preserved lemon, finely chopped
- juice of 2 lemons
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- salt and black pepper
*Don’t forget to scroll down for your Savory Sounds cooking soundtrack.
- Roughly cut the radishes into 6 wedges each and mix with the broad beans, onion, coriander and preserved lemon into a bowl.
- In a separate small bowl or cup, make the dressing. Mix the lemon juice, sugar, olive oil and cumin. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (**REALLY mix the ingredients well. Make sure the sugar, salt, and cumin dissolve into the olive.)
- Pour the dressing over the radish mixture. Toss generously.
It’s the dressing, particularly the CUMIN, that gives this salad its distinct flavor! Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to eat it ALL the time!
ONCE YOU TRY THIS RECIPE, IT WILL SWIFTLY BECOME A BASIC FOR MANY OF YOUR MEALS.
So I’m going back to basic rock roots for this recipe. No remixes. These are the originals. Like the salad, these songs need no frills. First, British Indie band Foals:
And this is probably my favorite Snow Patrol track: