Char-grilled Strawberry and Rocket Salad with Pita - Chef Recipe by Simon Bryant
Char-grilled Strawberry and Rocket Salad with Pita - Chef Recipe by Simon Bryant

Char-grilled Strawberry and Rocket Salad with Pita - Chef Recipe by Simon Bryant


Ingredients

500g strawberries, hulled and halved
1/3 cup (80mL) olive oil
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs chopped tarragon
1/2 tsp salt flakes
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
200g wholemeal pita bread
50g wild rocket
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
2/3 cup (110g) toasted and lightly crushed almonds
Handful of mint leaves, torn
Handful of basil leaves, torn

Method

Place the strawberries in a large bowl and add the olive oil, vinegar, tarragon, salt and pepper. Toss to combine, then leave to macerate for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pre-heat a grill to high and toast the pita on both sides. Leave to cool, then rip it up and place it in a large bowl with the rocket, onion, almonds, mint and basil, tossing until well combined.

Heat a char-grill pan over medium–high heat. Fish the strawberries out, reserving the marinade. Char-grill them for 3–4 minutes, kicking them around a bit to colour all sides. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Add the strawberries and the reserved marinade to the salad and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

Equipment

Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large bowl
Chargrill pan
Serving dish

Credits: Recipes from the book Vegetables, Grains & Other Good Stuff by Simon Bryant, with photography by Alan Benson, published by Lantern, RRP $39.99.

Photo Credits: Recipes from the book Vegetables, Grains & Other Good Stuff by Simon Bryant, with photography by Alan Benson, published by Lantern, RRP $39.99.


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