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    Plum and watercress salad

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

    • Vegetarian
    • 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.

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    Variation:

    For a non-vegetarian alternative, top the salad with 6 slices (80g pack) proscuitto crudo, torn.

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