For Eating with Ellie this week, Chaya chose "Cheesy Delights" as the theme. I flicked through Weeknight Wonders and found several options, but settled on Ellie's Black and Red Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese. Doesn't that sound intriguing?
The salad is comprised of red lettuce leaves, beetroot greens (I used baby spinach as the supermarket had chopped the greens off my beets), grated raw beetroot, black plums, blackberries, toasted walnuts and goats cheese, dressed with a honey and red wine vinegar dressing.
Ellie suggested serving this salad with fish or chicken, so I chose fish.
I loved this salad. There was crunch from the lettuce and the walnuts, sweetness from the plums and beetroots, tartness from the blackberries and creaminess from the cheese. It's a fabulous salad that needs to be enjoyed while the summer fruits are still in season. I'd make this again.
To see how everyone else interpreted the Cheesy Delights theme, visit the LYL section of the EwE website.