Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spiced Moroccan Salad Recipe

Moroccan Salad

Serves 4 | 20 mins to prepare | 350 calories / serving

Ingredients

1tbsp harissa paste
5tbsp olive oil, plus 1tsp for frying
1tbsp lime juice
2tbsp finely-chopped coriander, plus a handful of whole leaves
8 mint leaves, finely chopped
black pepper
100g (4oz) whole blanched almonds
2 romaine lettuce hearts
1 bunch spring onions, trimmed, halved widthways and sliced into thin shreds
100g (4oz) kalamata olives

Mix together the harissa, 5 tablespoons of olive oil and the lime juice in a small bowl, using a small wire whisk. Stir in the chopped coriander, mint and a grinding of pepper. Adjust seasoning to your taste, adding a little more lime or harissa if wished.

Heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in a heavy-based pan, add the almonds and fry until golden, shaking the pan occasionally so they are evenly coloured. Tip onto kitchen paper to drain, season and set aside.

Cut the Romaine into chunky slices, stopping about a third from the top (separate that top third into leaves. Put the lettuce into a large bowl and scatter over the almonds, spring onions, olives and remaining coriander leaves. Give the dressing a quick whisk then drizzle over the salad.

COOK'S TIP

The salad can be made up to an hour ahead and chilled. Keep the dressing separately at room temperature, then drizzle it over just before serving.

From Tesco Realfood


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