Sunday, 5 October 2014

Lettuce, Pea and Ham Salad

This was a lovely little salad, really simple to make. I made a few changes, I didn't use fresh peas, I used whole meal instead of white bread and yoghurt instead of cream to lighten things up a bit. Iused a lovely Northumbrian cheese called Reiver, which added fantastic flavour.

Lettuce, Pea and Ham Salad (adapted from Tender Volume 1 - Nigel Slater)
(Serves 4)

250g cooked ham, shredded
180g peas
75g wholemeal bread
1 large soft leaved lettuce
150g cheddar cheese

For the dressing
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp tarragon vinegar
3-4 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp low fat yoghurt
handful parsley leaves, chopped

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the peas, then drain. Toast the bread and then rip into bite size chunks.

Mix the mustard, vinegar and olive oil with a small whisk, then stir in the yoghurt. Add the parsley and season.

Tear the lettuce into manageable pieces and put them into a serving bowl. Shave the cheese over the lettuce with a veg peeler and toss them into the lettuce leaves with the peas, bread and ham. Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss gently. Serve. If packing into a lunch box pack the dressing and toast separately.

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