Smoked Duck And Peach Salad

January 22, 2013

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

Hazelnut vinaigrette

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
through hazlenuts.

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?

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