Do not underestimate the simplicity of this salad! It’s the most wonderful collision of juicy flavours you’ll ever eat. Well, that’s a biggish call, but you get the picture.
The best news about this salad is that rocket is classified as a “bitter”! Our bodies love bitter foods as they reboot our digestive system. The dressing, a simple vinaigrette, aids good gut health too. Who knew a simple salad could be so darn pleasing for the palate, yet so good for you?
Makes 1 medium salad
2 cups rocket leaves
Handful of other edible leaves – I used young beetroot leaves and some cos lettuce
3 ripe nectarines, sliced
75g shaved parmesan
1⁄4 cup oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Shake the dressing ingredients together in a jar or bottle. Taste and adjust seasoning. It should be nicely puckering!
2. To serve, toss the salad ingredients together in a large bowl with a few tablespoons of the dressing until the leaves are glossy and well coated. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with the remaining dressing.
Get creative with your salad greens and include tips of broad beans, young celery and beetroot leaves, nasturtium leaves and petals, and radish and dandelion leaves.