Late-summer green salad

Crunchy, green, healthy, veggie salad - just one part of a fab summer lunch by Gary Rhodes

Now finish it in style. Arrange some of the veg over a large platter. Scatter the courgettes, spring onions, basil leaves, baby spinach and bread croûtons in a casual arrangement over and...

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cooking time: 20 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 6 spring onions Spring onion sp-ring un-yunAlso known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested… , trimmed
  • 140g runner beans Runner bean Run-ner beensRunner beans have been growing in South America for over 2,000 years, and are a popular garden…
  • 3 x 2cm-thick slices olive bread, cut into 2cm-square dice
  • 5 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oylProbably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's… , for frying
  • 2 knobs butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 2 medium courgettes Courgette corr-zjetThe courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…
  • 1 large green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • handful basil leaves
  • 85g baby spinach leaves, washed, trimmed from stems
  • Parmesan Parmesan parm-ee-zanParmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It… shavings
  • 1 large shallot Shallot shal-lotRelated to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at… , finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 9 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oylProbably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into 5mm dice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sprig of thyme ThymeThis popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
  • ¼ tsp caster sugar

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