May 08, 2020

Salad with Goat cheese, pickled onion and Naan on side

Good evening weekend. Feeling so good today. Ordered some French rose wines. Which were prepared to be picked up few minutes later. Made some excellent desserts mit shiny mirror glaze. Baked bread and cooked tomato soup. Went to the local garden center to buy fresh herbs and flours to plant on my balcony. Everything is coming back to the normal slowly. I pray everyday so my family is healthy and I wish to myself to see them all soon. I've never feel so far from childhood home. But I try to plan my days in details not to thing too much. Right! To the point! Excellent recipe for a busy lunch salad with goat cheese and walnuts. Just have a look below.


Ingredients:
  • 2 hand full of baby leaf salad
  • 200 g goat cheese log
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup 
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion - recipe below (optional)
  • 10 min leafs
  • 1/2 mandarine
  • Balsamico (optional)
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut goat cheese into 8 equal pieces. Place it in a hot proof dish.
  2. Chop walnuts and sprinkle on the to of all pieces of cheese. Drizzle with agave syrup.
  3. Put in the oven for 10 min.
  4. Prepare to serving plates/bowls. Divide salad into to.
  5. Juice the mandarine and drizzle both salads. 
  6. Slice tomatoes and place in both bowls.
  7. Add pickled onions.
  8. Remove the cheese from the oven and place it hot on the top of the salad. 
  9. Sprinkle with mint and if you wish drizzle with balsamico.

Pickled red onion 

Ingredients:
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 4 cloves

Preparation:
  1. Cut the onions on the mandolin. And place in the jar or plastic container with lid.
  2. Sprinkle salt and brown sugar, cover and let it rest for 1h.
  3. Open the lid and add bay leafs, cloves and vinegar.
  4. You can eat fresh - after 1h. 
  5. You keep in the fridge for a later use.

Naan

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cup sugar
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (1)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (2)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley


Preparation:
  1. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients.
  2. In a jug mix water, yogurt and olive oil (1).
  3. In a small bowl mix (2), minced garlic clove and parsley.
  4. Pour all mixture from the jug into the dry ingredients in a larg bowl. 
  5. Dust your hand with flour and mix well the dough. When is well combined set aside and cover with kitchen towel for 1h to rise.
  6. Sprinkle the working surface with flour and remove the dough from the bowl.
  7. Divide into 8 pieces. 
  8. Take one piece and press with finger tips to make a flat bread. Repeat with all bread pieces.
  9. Heat up dry pan.
  10. Brush one side of Naan with fragrant olive oil with parsley from small bowl.
  11. Put the dough onto the skillet brushed side down. Flip it over when you see the bubbles. Cook on the other side for next 1 min.
  12. Remove from the pan and serve it hot.

Look at his juicy colours. Is really inviting to eat. Well what doesn't lately. Are you team salad? Or you from those who thinks is for rabbits? I love it more then anything for a quick, easy and delicious lunch. Have a look, share and most important - enjoy!

Wherever you are I wish you best.

Myniowska xxx

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