Deliciously decadent, its rich colours will look amazing on your dining table while its combo of blue cheese, figs and nuts adds the flavours and textures of the festive season.
- 3 oranges
- 4 fresh figs
- 150g (5oz) toasted walnuts nuts
- 150g (5oz) red cabbage, shredded finely
- 175g (6oz) rocket
- For the dressing:
- 150g (5oz) Shropshire Blue cheese
- 200ml (7floz) crème fraiche
- Freshly ground black pepper
Method1 First, prepare the dressing. Crumble the Shropshire Blue into a small heavy based pan and cook, stirring, over a gentle heat until the cheese melts.
2 Whisk in the crème fraiche and heat gently (don't allow mixture to bubble) until you have a smooth creamy dressing. Leave it to cool as you want it cooled down before putting on the salad.
3 Now assemble the salad. Slice the top and bottom off each orange and peel down the sides with a sharp knife. Cut between each membrane to remove the orange segments.
Place in a bowl with any juices.
4 Wipe and quarter the figs and add to the orange segments with the toasted walnuts (or pecans if you prefer), shredded red cabbage and rocket leaves.
5 Toss together well and divide between 4 serving plates. Drizzle the dressing over each plate of salad and season with freshly ground black pepper.
Nutrition InformationServes 4
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