small bunch parsley, leaves picked
1 shallot, peeled and sliced into thin rings
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
For the watercress dressing
75ml olive oil
2. Take everything to the picnic* in separate containers, then when you get there, scatter the eggs with the parsley and shallots, drizzle everything with the watercress oil and season with the chilli salt.
9oz baby spinach, torn
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/3 cup chopped basil
1 avocado, chopped
4oz goat cheese
1. Divide baby spinach between plates then top with berries, almonds*, basil and chopped avocado. Crumble goat cheese on top then dress with salad dressing. You could use a strawberry balsamic vinegar, but any olive-oil based vinaigrette would be fantastic.
2. So easy and fabulously fresh, no-cook, and light ...yet filling from the goat cheese and avocado. You could if you wish serve it with some grilled chicken breast marinated in some of that balsamic vinegar. Dear readers it's entirely up to you.
*The easiest way to toast almonds is to spread them on a plate and microwave in thirty second increments until they’re golden brown. You could also do this in the oven, but sometimes you just don't need the oven on!
I hope you enjoy this taste of summer soon, see original recipe idea here
If you should need help with measurement/weight conversion see here
All the best Jan