I’m glad it’s peach season – they’re one of my favourite fruits. They’re great on their own obviously, and also in sweet dishes but they’re equally great alongside savoury ingredients. This Persian inspired salad uses one of my favourites, soft and creamy Persian feta together with peach and red onion. The saltiness of the feta marries very well with the sweetness of the peach – and the sweet sharpness of red onion brings the two together perfectly. A refreshing little side dish to meat, poultry or fish. Good stuff.
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)
4 tablespoon sized chunks of Persian Feta
1/4 cup rocket leaves
1 medium peach (cut into thin slices)
1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
1 lime (juice of)
Salt & Pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh pomegranate seeds (optional)
Toss the sliced onion in half the lime juice and leave for 5 minutes – Toss together with the peaches. Arrange the rocket in the base of a serving dish then add the onion, peach slices and then top with the feta then pomegranate seeds (if using). Season with salt and pepper then drizzle over the remaining lime juice and a final drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Serve as a side to whatever takes your fancy – fish, meat or poultry! Particularly fantastic with lamb!