Sunday, July 30, 2006

Another summer salad

Food blogging can be tough in the scorching heat. Apart from not having an appetite, it's unbearably hot in the kitchen so I tend to favour meals that I can prepare most of the ingredients in the living room where I can place myself in the direction of the air conditioner and minimise my time in the kitchen.

Inspired by a dish I had in Barcelona recently, I've created what, for me, has become the salad of the summer. It's one I can't get enough of at the moment. I've created it as sort of a un-recipe- it's one where the quantites can be amended to suit your own taste and number of servings. Try it with different leaves- I had Baby Gem lettuce the first time I made this but it also works with Rocket.

Goat's Cheese and Membrillo Salad
Serves 1

Ingredients:

50g mild goat's cheese, diced or crumbled
30g membrillo (quince paste), diced
1-2 Baby Gem lettuce, washed and chopped
handful of salted almonds, if available use Marcona almonds

olive oil and sherry vinegar

Place the lettuce on a plate and sprinkle the membrillo and goat's cheese on top. Drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar. Top with the almonds.

4 comments:

CB said...

Sounds utterly delicious and the kind of recipe one can rustle up in an instant. Can't wait to try it.

Pille said...

I saw this over at Andrew's blog, and it looks really delicious. Good way to use membrillo as well!

Xochitl said...

Hi Pille!

How are you? It's a great way to use up membrillo- I always buy way too much.

Xoch

zorra said...

Good idea! I will try this one!