It’s the glorious days of late sunsets, unfussy outside dining and chilled crisp wines.
This salad is a bowl brimming with summer textures, flavours and colours. The fruit is not overly sweet and combines wonderfully with the crunchy earthiness of the beetroot and almonds and creamy salty feta. I kept the dressing quite acidic to balance with the sweetness of the fruit.
Serve the salad with a glass of fruity Flat Roof Manor Pinot Grigio as a perfect accompaniment to this light summer meal.
2 pears sliced in 12 – 16 slices, brushed with lemon juice to prevent browning
2 apples sliced in 12 – 16 slices, brushed with lemon juice to prevent browning
200g baby spinach leaves, washed
120g julienne beetroot
1 small papaya, deseeded and sliced
½ red onion -thinly sliced – plunged in ice water
handful of raw almonds
1 disk feta crumbled
1tb apple cider vinegar
1tb olive oil
Salt and black pepper to season
Arrange the ingredients in a salad bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
* This recipe forms part of the Flat Roof Manor Food and Wine Pairing Series