Green is Hope Salad

Green is Hope Salad

© Julia Stix

Green is Hope

Green is Hope Salad

© Julia Stix

Ingredients for the salad

Ingredients (Serves 2)

300
g
green beans
250
g
peas (fresh or frozen)
2 big
handful
baby spinach
1
handful
watercress
3
medium lemons
1/2
cup
brown sugar (approx. 50 g)
1/2
cup
water (approx 120ml)
20
g
pine nuts

Ingredients for the vinaigrette

Ingredients (Serves 2)

2
tablespoon
lemon juice
1
teaspoon
honey
2
tablespoon
white balsamic vinegar
1
pinch
salt
some
freshly ground pepper (to taste)
4-5
tablespoon
olive oil

Preparation

  • Briefly blanch the runner beans and peas in boiling water and immediately rinse with cold water. Wash the spinach and watercress and shake dry.
  • Wash the lemons in hot water, dry them and cut them each into 10-12 slices, remove the seeds.
  • In a wide pan, slowly bring the sugar and water to the boil until the sugar dissolves to create a syrup.
  • Place the lemon slices in the hot syrup and simmer gently until a caramel shade is reached.
  • Remove the caramelised lemon slices and place on baking paper until cool.
  • Toast the pine nuts briefly in a non-stick pan over a medium heat and set aside.
  • Mix the ingredients for the vinaigrette together and dress the salad.
  • Arrange the salad on a large platter and garnish with caramelised lemon slices and toasted pine nuts.