Wednesday, 12 July 2017

7 Layer Salad with a Sweet Chilli Citrus Dressing

7 Layer Salad with a Sweet Chilli Citrus Dressing
Serves: 8

6 tbls Sweet Chilli Sauce
6 tbls orange juice, 100%
1 tsp orange rind, grated

2 tbls oil
3 tbls honey
2 tbls sour cream
Salt & pepper

2 cups Frilly Green Lettuce or lettuce of choice, shredded
2 cups grated beetroot, cooked
2 large avocados, sliced and sprinkled with lemon to prevent browning
1 tin chickpeas, drained
3 oranges, peeled & cut into segments
1 cup cooked crispy bacon
¾ cup croutons or cubed goats cheese
Extra spring onion or parsley for garnish, chopped

Preparation method

1. Dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together and allow to infuse(flavours develop) for 15 minutes. Adjust the seasoning if required with salt and pepper.
2. Assemble in a large glass bowl or in individual mason jars: Break frilly lettuce up and place roughly on the bottom of the bowl.
3. Layer the rest of the ingredients in the following order:-1 Lettuce; 2 Beetroot; 3 Avocados; 4 Chickpeas; 5 Oranges; 7 Bacon 8 Croutons or Cheese.
4. Spoon the dressing over the top of the salad and allow it to filter through the layers.
Garnish with chopped spring onion or parsley.

Serving Suggestion

Chef's tip: Croutons are crispy cubes of bread that has been fried in a little oil or toasted in the oven. Different flavoured ones can be found in the shops for convenience.

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