Thursday, 13 December 2012

Walnut, Goat's Cheese & Wild Rocket Salad

The latest issue of Real Living magazine is jam packed with Christmas ideas. I'll be entertaining a lot over the Christmas period and one particular salad recipe grabbed my attention, it looks simple and delicious.

Walnut, goat’s cheese & wild rocket salad

Ali Irvine
Walnut, goat’s cheese & wild rocket salad
Photo: Katie Quinn Davies

Serving size: Serves 8
Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes


1 1/4 cups walnuts, chopped roughly
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp caster sugar
1 eschalot, chopped finely
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
250g wild baby rocket leaves
300g goat’s cheese in ash, crumbled into pieces (we used South Cape Goat’s Cheese in Ash)

Equipment: Sharp knife; frying pan; wooden spoon; large mixing bowl

Heat frying pan over medium heat. Toast walnuts for about 10 mins until fragrant, tossing occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make dressing Meanwhile, combine white wine vinegar and sugar in bowl; stir to dissolve sugar. Add eschalot and extra virgin olive oil. Season and stir to combine. 

Add rocket leaves to bowl of salad dressing and toss well to coat. Arrange salad on serving platter.

Serve Scatter over walnuts and crumbled goat’s cheese. Serve alongside the Christmas turkey.


  1. this certainly looks healthy and delicious, a great salad to have on the christmas table.
    thanks for sharing!
    Bec x

    1. Yes and simple. Thanks for dropping by. xT

  2. I've passed the Christmas catering baton on for this year, but we are having a little drinks night next week and that salad is giving me ideas. xx

    1. Lucky you not having to cook on Christmas Day. Enjoy your drinks. xT

  3. thankyou! i'll think i'll do that for christmas, might add some peaches.

    1. Peaches sound interesting. I think mango would make a nice addition as well. Thanks for stopping by our blog. xT


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