1、Cheese with pickled pear salad

A contemporary alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, the hardest part will be selecting your favourite cheeses

Cheese with pickled pear salad recipe

Ingredients

Method

Add the oils, mustard seeds, tarragon, spring onion and salt and pepper. Add the pears to the dressing, toss well, then cover and chill for up to 4 hrs until ready to serve. Place a wedge of each cheese on small serving plates, then divide the pear salad between the plates. Serve with biscuits, crackers and walnuts.
https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/cheese-with-pickled-pear-salad-6918/

2、Spicy bean tostadas with pickled onions & radish salad

Tex-Mex goes healthy with these corn tortillas topped with chipotle kidney beans, pickled red onions, coriander and lime
Spicy bean tostadas with pickled onions & radish salad recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the sliced onion, lime juice and seasoning in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a pan and fry the chopped onion and garlic until tender. Stir in the cumin and fry for 1 min more. Add the tomato purée, chipotle paste and beans, stir, then tip in half a can of water. Simmer for 5 mins, season, then roughly mash to a purée. (You can cook for a few mins more if it is a bit runny, or add a few splashes of water to thin.)
  3. Meanwhile, brush the tortillas with the remaining oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 mins until crisp. Spread the tortillas with the bean mixture. Mix the radishes and coriander with the pickled onions, then spoon on top. Serve with lime wedges.

3、Peppery goat's cheese with SunBlush salad

Serve this quick salad with warm crusty bread and delight your friends from Lesley Waters
Peppery goat

Ingredients

Method

  1. Spread the pepper on a plate. Cut each cheese in half across the middle and press the cut side into the pepper to coat. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and add the goat’s cheese, pepper side down. Griddle for 2-3 mins or until golden and crusty. Turn over and cook for a further min or until the cheese is soft, but still retaining its shape.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the tomatoes, oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and season to taste. Pile the salad leaves onto plates, top each with a slice of the hot peppered cheese and spoon the tomato dressing over before serving.

4、Cranberry & blue cheese tart with pear salad

Use up the remains of the cheeseboard and your cranberry sauce in this sweet-savoury tart
Cranberry & blue cheese tart with pear salad recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a non-stick frying pan, cook the onions in the olive oil with some seasoning for 12-15 mins until golden and soft.
  2. Lay the pastry on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread over the cranberry sauce, leaving a small border. Scatter over the onions. Bake for 20-25 mins, sprinkling with cheese halfway through.
  3. Toss the lettuce leaves and pear with the dressing and serve alongside the tart.

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