Blackberry, Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad with Poppy Seed Croutons

 

Blackberries add bursts of sweetness to this colourful starter or light lunch - substitute feta for goat's cheese if you'd prefer

What you will need

about 600g raw beetroot, whole, leaves trimmed to a short stalk (a mixture of colours is nice) Beetroot beat-root A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

175g blackberries Blackberry blak-bear-ee A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

3 handfuls salad leaves (we used Beetroot salad mix from Waitrose)

small pack chives, snipped

200g firm goat's cheese

2 handcut thick slices wholemeal bread

1 tbsp rapeseed oil Rapeseed oil If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

1 tbsp poppy seeds

50g blackberries Blackberry blak-bear-ee A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

3½ tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp good rapeseed oil Rapeseed oil If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

2 tsp English mustard powder

1 tbsp blackberry jam or jelly Blackberry blak-bear-ee A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

3 shallots, finely chopped Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

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