Fried Broccoli, Apple and Grape Salad

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Salads are still appropriate as it starts to get that little bit cooler! You’ve just got to adjust the ingredients as needs be and try it warm! I love a good warm salad any time of year to be honest! But even more so in autumn/winter! I’m easily cold so putting fridge cold vegetables and fruit into my mouth when its cooler outside really doesn’t appeal to me.. Also there’s something about a cooked grape! It’s so sweet, comforting and all round delicious! Actually there’s something about frozen grapes on hot summer days too! They turn into sorbet like sweets! Incredible! I mean I love a good grape on a normal day but when they are cooked (especially in a potato with cheese! Check out my ebook for that recipe! Its unbelievable!) or frozen, it takes them to a whole new grape level!

I’ve created a super simple fried salad! You can’t go wrong with a little bit of broccoli, and the fruit adds a nice autumnal sweetness! It sort of reminds me of a waldorf salad but not.. I know what I mean!! You could prepare this salad for school or work and eat it cold the next day or if you are like me, put the rocket, cheese and walnuts to one side and heat it through or actually, you could leave the walnuts and cheese on, whack it in the oven and the walnuts will toast up nicely and the cheese will go all gooey and melt over everything to create a melted cheesy, nutty goodness salad! Sounds good eh? Even better when the cheese goes all golden and luscious on top too!! We fight over the golden melted cheese in our house..

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Ingredients – Serves two

1 tbsp ghee

1 medium/large broccoli, cut into small florrets

2 red apples, chopped into bite sized pieces

30 red grapes

12 big walnuts, soaked overnight, drained, rinsed and chopped

2 large handfuls of rocket

70g unpasteurised Lincolnshire poacher/blue/Kirkham Lancashire, cut into cubes

Method

Heat the ghee in a large pan.

Ass the broccoli and fry over a medium to high heat until golden.

Add the apple and grass and fry over a medium heat for around 5-7 minutes whilst you prepare the other ingredients and until the grapes skin begins to split.

Place the rocket in two bowls.

Divide up the fried broccoli mix.

Top with the chopped walnuts and cheese of choice.

Enjoy xx

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