With summer, we are fortunate to have the most amazing array of wonderful fruit available. Especially early in the season with the wonderful nectarines, white fleshed peaches and apricots. Tracy Foulkes, that most innovative of cooks, comes up with some quirky salad recipes which are highly coloured, very aromatic and delicious to eat with a crisp white wine.
Grilled Nectarine & Lentil Salad with Parma ham
6 nectarines, quartered
2 x 400g tins brown lentils, drained and rinsed
150g feta, crumbled
30g parsley, chopped
50g pomegranate jewels
70g Parma ham
Basil leaves to garnish
45ml NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil
15ml white balsamic vinegar
Zest of 1 lime
NoMU Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Sugar, to taste
Heat a griddle pan to smoking point.
Quarter the nectarines and drizzle with NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Place on the griddle pan and grill until soft and golden. Remove and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and lime zest. Season well with NoMU Sea Salt and Black Pepper and add sugar to taste.
Mix the nectarines, lentils, feta, parsley and pomegranate jewels together in a large bowl.Pour over the dressing and toss to combine. Place in the fridge to allow the flavours to infuse for at least 2 hours.
Just before serving, add the Parma ham and garnish with the fresh basil leaves. Serve cold.
In this recipe we chose to use nectarines but you can use any stone fruit such as plums, peaches or even apricots.
Michael’s wine recommendation – CLICK HERE
Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NOMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NOMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NOMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case-study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NOMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s partner and NOMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.
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