Romanesco & Broad Bean Salad

Romanesco, the beautiful broccoli from outer space.

Mesmerising geometric spirals within spirals, it is, as far as we’re concerned, proof positive of alien life and 16th century visitations to Italy, where it has been cultivated ever since.

Quantities would just get the way of this delightful dish. We’re freestylin’ here along a well trodden path and there’s something special in the way these veggies and leaves come together of their own accord, in a simple and mellow flavoured, laid back salad.

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Masarat’s Mish

3 DAY MAKE AHEAD ALERT

Yes okay, so it takes three days to make Mish but as it’s loved by everyone who tries it, it’s well worth the forward thinking and the wait.

At first taste it appears mild and creamy, then a gentle heat from the chillies and raw garlic permeates through to match the earthy punch of the fenugreek and cumin.

It’s made with labneh which is beginning to be more widely available now. If you can’t get it however you can make your own by straining some greek yoghurt in muslin for half a day, the longer it is strained the thicker it becomes.

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