Put a Spring in Your Step


As the days are getting longer and the sun has finally arrived, it means salad is in season!! The two recipes below work great on their own or as a side with any meat, quiche, frittata, sandwich or BBQ. The dressing can be stored in the fridge and added to any kind of salad.

Broccoli, Feta, Hazelnut, Tomato:


  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 pack Feta cheese
  • handful hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp “The Frenchie” dressing
  1. Toast the hazelnuts on a frying pan or in a medium heat oven until the skin begins to loosen, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. Cut the broccoli into small florets, quarter the tomatoes, cube the feta cheese and place in a bowl.
  3. Once the hazelnuts are cooled, place them in a tea towel and rub together until all the skin is removed.
  4. Add hazelnuts and dressing to the bowl and mix well.

Carrot, Courgette, Sesame Salad:


  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 courgette
  • 2 tbsp mix of pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp “The Frenchie” dressing
  1. Lightly toast the pumpkin and sunflower seeds over a medium heat until you see the seeds begin to swell, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Coarsely grate the carrot and courgette into a bowl.
  3. Add all the seeds and dressing and mix well.

The Frenchie Dressing:

  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • Generous squeeze of lemon juice
  • Fresh pepper
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Add all ingredients to a jar, put on the lid and shake until well combined.
  2. Taste and season with more pepper, honey or lemon juice as required.
  3. Keep in the fridge for up to a month.

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