This delicious summery salad brings tangy Bramley apples together with earthy beetroot and sweet balsamic, topped with crunchy walnuts or pumpkin seeds and creamy goat’s cheese. It’s perfect picnic food, or as a side salad to accompany a summer barbecue.
Honey balsamic vinaigrette
2 tsp runny honey
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
For the salad
200g baby spinach or mixed salad leaves
2 fresh beetroot
2 Bramley apples
65g walnut halves or a handful of pumpkin seeds
120g goat’s cheese
Whisk all of the vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Peel the apple and beetroots, and coarsely grate into a large bowl.
Add the vinaigrette and stir well. Arrange the baby spinach or salad leaves in a large salad bowl. Spoon the beetroot and apple mix on top, then sprinkle with crumbled goat’s cheese. Sprinkle on the walnuts or seeds and finish with a good mill of salt and pepper.