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{connect} Herby goat’s cheese and avs salad with ZZ2 Afrikado

October 20, 2021

Summer, to me, is synonymous with salads. And there’s nothing boring about those! I love herby, zesty salads, and I always make sure to have generous servings of Harmony Avs in my salad bowls.

This is one of my favourite summertime salad recipes. Using seasonal herbs and veg, the star of the show is the thin slices of avs, complimented by crispy-fried soft cheese and herby leaves. The addition of tangy green apples and fresh citrus juice ensures that the salad feels light but is heavy on the nutrients. Topped off with a sprinkling of walnuts, it makes for the perfect lunch or dinner partner. Quick and easy, healthy and delicious, filled with goodness – #TheHarmonyWay.

Ingredients:

1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup mixed soft herbs (I used parsley and basil), finely chopped
1 log firm goat’s cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 medium ripe Harmony Avs, sliced thinly – here I’m using the Hass, which is in season currently
2 Granny Smith apples, sliced into matchsticks
Juice of 1 large lemon
80 gr watercress (you can use any baby leaves of your liking – rocket, mixed baby leaves, spinach etc)
Handful of fresh herb leaves, like basil and fennel
Handful of sugar snap peas, or mange tout
Handful of walnuts, to garnish
Olive oil, to shallow fry

Instructions:

Mix the breadcrumbs with the finely chopped herbs in a bowl.

Slice the cheese log into 6 rounds. Dip each round in the egg, and then coat with the crumb mixture. You can chill them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.

Toss the sliced apple in half the lemon juice to avoid browning. Place the apple sticks in a salad bowl.

Coat the sliced avo with the rest of the lemon juice to avoid browning and add to the salad bowl.

Gently arrange the watercress, mixed leaves, herbs and peas into the salad bowl.

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the cheese rounds for a few minutes on each side until crisp and slightly brown. Turn them carefully and gently with a spatula to make sure they keep their shape. Drain on a paper towel.

Top the salad with the herbed cheese, as well as a sprinkle of walnuts and another squeeze of lemon juice.

Notes:

You can use normal breadcrumbs too, but the Japanese Panko breadcrumbs allow for a lovely, crispy coating that is a bit chunkier than plain breadcrumbs.

You can swap out the goat’s cheese with a log of plain cream cheese – it works beautifully both ways!

Feel free to add any other green veg to the salad you have in the fridge – this could be baby marrow, cucumber, fine green beans, spring onions or even lightly cooked broccoli florets.

You can add a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing to the salad, but the lemon juice and the creamy avs ensure that the salad isn’t dry at all.

Join the #HarmonyWay movement!

For more information on the #HarmonyWay movement, ZZ2 Afrikado and Harmony Avs, please visit: http://www.harmony-avs.co.za/

Also, remember to check back next week for some amazing avs recipes from The Little Kitchen

This content piece has been created in proud collaboration with ZZ2 and Harmony Avs

 

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