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English Garden Salad Recipe

Garden salad put together by a live-in carer

We're getting ready for spring - sunshine, fresh air, undoubtedly lots of rain, flowers, and warmer weather! In the spirit of spring, we have found this recipe to share with you: a healthy spring dish, make this delightful dish with lots of English vegetables available from your green grocer or farm shop!


500g new potatoes

350g runner beans

Bunch of spring onions

140g tomatoes, chopped

200g Cheshire/Lancashire cheese

15g fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

Handful of watercress

4-5 tbsp honey and mustard dressing

(You can make the dressing by mixing 1tsp local honey, 2tbs English mustard, 250ml extra virgin olive oil)

How To Prepare:

Quartet the potatoes and cook them in a large pan of salted boiling water for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, trim and slice the runner beans diagonally, and chop the spring onions - set aside ready to use.

Add the beans to the pan and cook for 7-9 minutes until both the potatoes and beans are beginning to feel tender.

Drain the vegetables and run under cold water. Shake the colander to get rid of as much water as possible, then tip into a large bowl. Add the onions, tomatoes and cheese to the bowl and mix well.

Add the dressing and mint and toss everything lightly together.

Tip into a serving dish and drizzle with a little more dressing and scatter any leftover mint - perfect to enjoy with friends!

Access Care is a live-in carer agency. With our full-time home care support, you will receive round-the-clock assistance tailored to meet your individual needs. Our dedicated live-in care team is committed to ensuring that you not only enjoy a high quality of life but also have the freedom to live as independently as possible alongside our living in carers, while retaining control and choice over your daily routines. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive and friendly 24-hour live-in care, allowing you to feel supported and empowered every step of the way.

Recipe developed from BBC Good Food.


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