Top 10 most delicious wild food foraging recipes - #2. Dandelion & Rocket salad with Halloumi
Forage dandelions from your own garden or nearby park and make this straightforward and delicious salad in minutes.
Many people view dandelions as a weed. However, they should be viewed more as a food opportunity as they contain amazing amounts Vitamin A.
The best dandelions leaves are the smaller, younger ones. Use the older (after blanching) for soups.
Also avoid picking dandelion leaves which grow near a busy road as they absorb vehicle fumes.
- 100ml/3 fl oz Olive oil
- 25ml/1fl oz white wine vinegar
- ½ lemon lemon (juice of)
- ½ tsp caster sugar
- For the Salad:
- large handful handful of young dandelion leaves
- small handful rocket leaves
- 80g / 3oz halloumi cheese
- Drop olive oil
- Make the dressing by whisking the oil, vinegar and lemon juice together in a bowl. Add the sugar and season to taste.
- Wash and clean the dandelion and rocket leaves and dry on kitchen towel paper.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the halloumi over a medium heat until crisp.
- When the halloumi is crisp, drain on a piece of kitchen towel paper and cut into smaller pieces.
- Keep the halloumi warm.
- Dress the salad leaves with the dressing and toss well in a bowl.
- To serve, place the salad leaves on plates, and arrange the halloumi pieces over the top.
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