Sunday, 14 August 2011

beef salad with maple syrup vinaigrette

Yay... finally tomatoes are back at a reasonable price.  I have missed them over the winter.  I bought these lovely red and yellow ones from 'Jack Lums'.  I decided to use them in a beef salad that was inspired by 'food for my family'.  The combination of the blue cheese and the maple syrup is delicious.

For this salad you will need

  • 2 whitlof or you could use cos lettuce
  • baby watercress
  • 1 avocado
  • red and yellow tomatoes
  • thinnly sliced rear beef ( i used a big piece of thick whole rump that was BBQed)
  • crumblings of blue cheese (I used blue castello)
  • walnuts (optional - i didn't bother, kids don't like them)

You can plate up individually or serve yourself from a big salad bowl

For the dressing you will need
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar  (you could use any type of vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 clove finely minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 1/2 finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil

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