Impress your guests this Christmas with this easy, pretty-as-a-picture salad. It resembles all of the joys of Christmas, with its wreath shape, and assembling it even feels as though you are adorning the lettuce with wonderful, tasty Christmas jewels.
• 160g baby lettuce leaves
• 30g wild rocket
• 4 peaches – grilled and cut into quarters
• 3 tbsp. honey
• 8 Parma ham slices
• 14 parmesan shavings – use a carrot peeler
• 1 ripe avocado – thinly sliced (squeeze on some lemon to prevent browning)
• 2 tbsp. pomegranate jewels
For the dressing – make in a bottle:
• 3 parts olive oil
• 1 part red wine vinegar
• 2 tbsp. wholegrain vinegar
• 1 tsp. honey
• Salt and pepper to taste
1 Preheat a griddle pan until smoking hot.
2 Cut the peaches in half and remove the stones.
3 Brush with honey.
4 Place peach halves on griddle and cook for about 3 minutes – watch carefully so they don’t burn. You are looking for griddle marks on the peaches.
5Combine all of the dressing ingredients and shake well.
1 Place the lettuce and wild rocket on a large board or plate in a ring/wreath shape, leaving a hole in the centre.
2 Place the grilled peaches around, on top of the lettuce leaves.
3 Place the Parma ham casually in between the peaches.
4 Add the Parmesan shavings.
5 Add the avocado slices.
6 Sprinkle with pomegranate rubies.
7 Dress the salad very lightly with the vinaigrette, just before serving.
8 Pour the rest of the vinaigrette into a small bowl and place in the centre with a spoon.