I love food, (as if you did not know that already!), but I absolutely adore berries and cherries.
As a child we rarely had the privilege of eating fresh berries and cherries. We ate strawberries and of course mulberries, which was plentiful, but never blueberries, cranberries, gooseberries or any other berries. I spoke to a friend a couple of days ago who said she has never tasted fresh cherries?!! How sad!
Berries are irresistible for most people. A couple of weeks ago we were at the Stellenbosch Slowfood market and the Mulberry tree was bearing fruit and almost every person that walked past could not resist picking a few and eating them!
I always dreamt of living on a farm and growing loads of berries and having a cherry tree lane!
My sister made this salad as part of Christmas lunch and I decided that it would be my contribution to this month’s monthly mingle!
100g rocket leaves
300g cooked baby beetroot, halved
2 rounds feta
For the dressing:
45ml red wine vinegar
45ml olive oil
¼ red onion, finely chopped
Fry the walnuts in a frying pan.
Arrange the rocket leaves on a serving platter.
Top with the beetroot and blueberries and crumble the feta over.
Whisk all the salad ingredients together and drizzle over the salad.