A simple warm salad with healthy ingredients that are delicious and also excellent to help develop good gut bacteria! Serve the salad on its own or with roast lamb or lamb or pork chops. You can also use it as a topping for bruschetta – spoon it onto toasted bread and drizzle with olive oil! (It’s an easy recipe to make vegan, just use vegan feta or any other vegan hard cheese.)
200g small peppers in red, orange and yellow if possible
200g cherry tomatoes
Pinch of Garlic and Rosemary Seasoning Salt or 10 basil leaves chopped finely and mixed with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
100g feta cheese, crumbled (use vegan feta cheese to make this recipe vegan)
1. Place the peppers and tomatoes in a single layer in a roasting dish. Season with the herb salt or add the basil leaves and salt and black pepper. Spoon over the olive oil and mix with clean hands. Bake at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 20-25 minutes or until the peppers are soft and golden but still holding their shape. Leave to rest for five minutes, then slip off the skins from the peppers. Serve sprinkled with the feta cheese.
– You can sprinkle the feta cheese over the vegetables for the last ten minutes of cooking if you like to melt the cheese.
– Toss in a few garlic cloves with the peppers and squeeze out the contents onto toasted bread to eat with the salad.
– Serve the salad with other vegetable dishes: Caponata, Warm Chestnut Mushroom and Mange Tout Salad, Warm Potato Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing, Moorish Orange Olives, Dutch Fried Tomatoes and Lentil, Feta and Mint Salad with Beetroot Purée (omit the feta cheese in the recipe above if making this dish). For dessert choose something simple to cook: Tergoule – Normandy Rice Pudding or Crisp buttery vanilla waffles served with poached fruit and a delicious cake. Try our Orange and Almond Cake with Maple Syrup. Or make A Quick Sophisticated Strawberry and Vanilla Gratin – you can make the custard mixture in advance and pour it on top of the fruit before you pop them in the oven.
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