Do you have your own signature salad? What makes it signature? A signature salad is all about the way you plate it, the flavour combinations and of course, the one ingredient that brings it all together… the salad dressing.
What makes the Knorr Blue Cheese Dressing so delicious? It has a strong, tangy taste that is made with cream, distinct blue cheese and a variety of spices that can add a bold flavour to any salad.
Use this delicious salad as inspiration to create your own signature salad:
FIG-AND-PISTACHIO SALAD WITH BLUE-CHEESE DRESSING
- 4 slices Fresh or Italian bread
- 180ml (¾ cup) Knorr Blue Cheese Dressing + extra, to serve
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 300g (2 cups) fresh raspberries
- 4g (1 tsp) white sugar
- 12 fresh figs
- salted butter, to fry
- 2 large handfuls fresh pea shoots
- 2 large handfuls fresh mint leaves
- Chopped and roasted pistachio nuts, to serve
For the croutons, preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line a bake sheet with baking paper. Set aside until needed. Cut the crusts off the bread slices and cut each slice into 4 triangles. Brush both sides of the triangles with the Knorr Blue Cheese Dressing. Season to taste. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until crispy, about 6 – 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
For the raspberry coulis, place ½ the raspberries in a small saucepan. Add the sugar and cook over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the raspberries have broken down. Remove from heat and set aside until needed.
For the salad, split 6 figs in half lengthways and fry them in a knob of butter over medium heat until caramelised. Remove from heat and set aside. Cut the remaining figs into quarters. Set aside.
Combine the halved and quartered figs, remaining fresh raspberries, croutons, fresh pea shoots and mint leaves together in a bowl. Add a dash of the Knorr Blue Cheese Dressing and toss until the salad ingredients are well coated. Transfer to a salad bowl. Drizzle with the raspberry coulis and sprinkle with the chopped and roasted pistachio nuts. Serve immediately.