Plum and watercress salad

Griddled or barbecued plums taste fantastic in this vegetarian main course salad.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 half ciabatta, torn into bitesize pieces
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
4 ripe plums, halved and stoned
140g bag Waitrose Watercress, Rocket and Spinach Salad
125g cherry tomatoes, halved

 

Method

1.  Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.  Toss the ciabatta with 1 tbsp of the oil, season and place on a large baking tray.  Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining oil, vinegar and honey together, pour over the plums and leave to marinade for 5 minutes.

3. Griddle the plums for 2-3 minutes, turning once, reserving the marinade.

4. Mix together the salad, tomatoes and croutons, toss in the reserved dressing and top with the griddled plums.