This salad takes 5 minutes to put together and makes an easy dinner or serve as party of a family-style weekend lunch. Just pick up some smoked duck breast at the deli – smoked chicken works equally well.
Ingredients – serves 4 as a light lunch or starter
2 x 240g smoked duck breast, thinly sliced
3 ripe yellow peaches, cut into wedges
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
4 cups picked watercress
100g firm ricotta, broken into large pieces
80ml (1/3 cup) hazelnut or extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp Dijon mustard
60ml (1/4 cup) verjuice
½ cup (60g) hazelnuts, toasted, skins removed, roughly chopped
1. To make vinaigrette, whisk oil, mustard and verjuice in a bowl until emulsified. Season and stir
2. Arrange salad ingredients on a platter or large wide salad bowl.
3. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.
Greek salad? Salade nicoise? What’s your favourite summer salad?