Tomato & Spekboom Salad – Hayden Quinn

Hatden Quinn's Tomato & Spekboom Salad

Hayden Quinn’s Tomato & Spekboom Salad

One of the simple yet wildly tasty dishes made for his current SABC3 TV Show, Hayden Quinn in South Africa.  Watch on Mondays at 21h30.

Serves 4

1 pack Speciality tomatoes
Small handful of Spekboom leaves
150g farm style feta cheese
4 baby cucumbers, sliced
Small handful of basil leaves
½ red onion, finely sliced
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
4 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Claire Winstanley cutting Heritage Tomatoes on set

Claire Winstanley, food stylist, cutting Heritage Tomatoes on set

Roughly chop the tomatoes and scatter on the plate.
Sprinkle baby cucumber slices and red onion over the tomato. Season with salt.
Add the Spekboom and basil leaves and then crumble over the feta cheese.
Drizzle with red wine vinegar, olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.

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Hayden Quinn, marine biologist,  surfer,cook, author, real dude

Hayden Quinn, marine biologist, surfer,cook, author, real dude

There can be few South Africans who love food and watch TV who don’t know of Hayden Quinn. Hayden Quinn became a household name in 2011 as a contestant in Series 3 of MasterChef Australia. For three months, MasterChef watchers were introduced to the diverse talents and the loveable nature of the Aussie surfer. He reminds me so much of my son’s friends. Of an age, sporty surfer dude who truly cares about nature, wildlife and sustainability.

A love of the sea led Hayden to a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, a career as a Professional Lifeguard, extensive world travel and his life-changing experiences on MasterChef.

Three years and three cookbooks later, Hadyn graces our shores and takes the ultimate foodie’s roadtrip through South Africa and in the last four episodes has been from Cape Town to Knysna where he has met and cooked with a number of my friends, all of whom have been enchanted by this outgoing passionate and totally cool young man.

September 6th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |