Raspberry goatcheese salad
There is something about salads that I just cannot resist. They are so versatile and you could literally make a different salad everyday and never make the same one in your life (well, not sure if that is an actual fact, but it feels like that to me anyway!) plus I also find that it is absolutely perfect for getting rid of some leftovers.
I had raspberries leftover as well as some lovely goatcheese that I bought at the farmer’s market this saturday. I had used a large part while making the goatcheese and smoked chicken quich that I had made before but still about half was left in the fridge, so it seemed like a perfect meal to make when I saw a recipe in the Allerhande (supermarket magazine) this week.
I am not sure what has happened to the weather here, but ever since last sunday it has been absolutely terrible. Remember we had that lovely sunny weather and it was so hot out there, that we couldn’t even stay out in the sun? Well, I can tell you that has all completely disappeared and I mean… completely!
Yesterday I had a hairdresser appointment with a friend and we also always use that to go shopping and yesterday that meant we went cookbook shopping… 🙂 We did not want to walk too far as the downpour was just too bad to stay outdoors for longer then absolutely necessary and there is this fabulous cookbook bookstore very close to our hairdresser (let’s face it; that alone would be reason enough to go to the hairdresser and have an excuse to visit that store!!)
I bought the newest Donna Hay book, a small book about making macarons… (yes, it’s finally gonna happen and today will be the day), a book called “take away’ by Les Huynh, also full of fabulous recipes.
Anyway, more books to try out. As if I did not already own way too many cookbooks, but I simply cannot resist them. I read them at night, before I go to bed! Haha… 🙂 Anyway, I am gonna go back into the kitchen after having eaten this lovely fresh salad (recipe below) and will now go and have my first ever attempt at making my own macarons!! Say tuned for the final results.
Raspberry goatcheese salad
- lamb's lettuce
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- salt pepper
- Roast some pinenuts in a dry frying pan and keep aside to cool of. Make a dressing out of balsamic vinegar and olive oil (1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil) and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss some lamb's lettuce on a plate and add some chopped spring onions on top. Add crumbled goatcheese, raspberries and the pinenuts and drizzle some of the dressing on top.
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.
And you’re done! How quick is that! Enjoy!