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Autumn Vegetable Salad with Saffron Dressing

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This is a healthy and tasty salad that's perfect for a light autumn lunch.

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Autumn Vegetable Salad with Saffron Dressing
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time35 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time50 mins
 12 Rainbow Carrots, tops left on, washed and peeled
 1 medium Courgette, sliced
 8 stalks of Long-Stem Broccoli, any thick stalks halved lengthways
 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
 100 g Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, halved
 4 Spring Onions, thinly sliced at an angle
 3 Plum Tomatoes, scored, blanched, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into small pieces
 Handful of Black Olives, stoned and sliced
 ½ Cucumber, cut lengthways, seeds removed and sliced at the angle
 3 tbsp Roughly Chopped Basil
For The Dressing:
 20 ml Cider Vinegar
 ½ tsp Dijon Mustard
 A Pinch of Saffron Strands
 50 ml Extra Avocado Oil
 1 Small Shallot, finely chopped
1

Heat a griddle pan over a medium-high heat. Tip the carrots, courgettes and broccoli into a large mixing bowl, lightly season and toss together with the rapeseed oil. Once the griddle is hot, add the vegetables in batches and leave to slightly char for around 3-4 mins, then transfer back to the bowl. When all the veg is charred, add the remaining salad ingredients, toss together and set aside.

2

To make the saffron dressing, whisk the vinegar, mustard, saffron and sugar together in a bowl with a pinch of salt until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the oil gradually, then stir in the shallots. Dress the salad and serve.

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Ingredients

 12 Rainbow Carrots, tops left on, washed and peeled
 1 medium Courgette, sliced
 8 stalks of Long-Stem Broccoli, any thick stalks halved lengthways
 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
 100 g Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, halved
 4 Spring Onions, thinly sliced at an angle
 3 Plum Tomatoes, scored, blanched, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into small pieces
 Handful of Black Olives, stoned and sliced
 ½ Cucumber, cut lengthways, seeds removed and sliced at the angle
 3 tbsp Roughly Chopped Basil
For The Dressing:
 20 ml Cider Vinegar
 ½ tsp Dijon Mustard
 A Pinch of Saffron Strands
 50 ml Extra Avocado Oil
 1 Small Shallot, finely chopped

Directions

1

Heat a griddle pan over a medium-high heat. Tip the carrots, courgettes and broccoli into a large mixing bowl, lightly season and toss together with the rapeseed oil. Once the griddle is hot, add the vegetables in batches and leave to slightly char for around 3-4 mins, then transfer back to the bowl. When all the veg is charred, add the remaining salad ingredients, toss together and set aside.

2

To make the saffron dressing, whisk the vinegar, mustard, saffron and sugar together in a bowl with a pinch of salt until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the oil gradually, then stir in the shallots. Dress the salad and serve.

Autumn Vegetable Salad with Saffron Dressing

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