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Grape, Rocket and Spiced Nut Salad

  • 1 cup grapes halved
  • 1 green apple julienned
  • Rocket leaves
  • 60g sultanas soaked in verjuice or marsala
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts)
  • For the nuts make a spice blend in a grinder of:

  • ⅔ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • ½ teaspoon cassia bark
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 3 cloves and 10 green cardamom seeds (not pods).
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Drizzle of walnut oil to finish.

Lightly dry fry the nuts in a pan. Add spice mix. When they start to glisten add a little olive oil and fry. This process is really important to stop the nuts from going soggy in the dressing.

Cool, and drain on a paper towel. Add a little more allspice, paprika and salt, and spread over the serving plate. Add all the other ingredients and pile up on the plate- the grapes, apple, sultanas and rocket.

Dress with walnut oil and a touch of salt to finish.