Rocket, Preserved Lemon And Olive Salad

So simple, so delicious and so suited to have along side any tagine.  A really lively, zingy salad with bold flavours – rocket, preserved lemon, green olives, garlic, coriander and parsley.  It wakes you up and will have you singing from the rooftops.

I have a big jar of homemade preserved lemons ready to go anytime which is handy.  So much cheaper than buying.  A big jar will go a long way and it has been a long time since I made them that I can’t be sure whose recipe I used.  I have a feeling it might have been a Stephanie Alexander recipe.  All the recipes for preserved lemons should be more or less the same.  Mainly lemons and salt.  I think I have some cloves and bay leaves thrown in too.

Every time I make a tagine I have to make this salad to go with.  It is that good.

rocket, preserved lemon & olive salad

(from Delicious ‘Let’s Entertain’)

1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 cup baby rocket leaves (I use double this)
1/2 cup flat leaf parsely, chopped
1/2 cup coriander, chopped
1/4 preserved lemon, discard pulp and rinse, finely chop
1/4 cup green olives, pitted and sliced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and crushed garlic clove.  Season to taste.

In a bowl, toss together the baby rocket, parsely, coriander, preserved lemon, olives and season to taste.  Pour over the dressing right before serving and toss together.

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One Response to Rocket, Preserved Lemon And Olive Salad

  1. Angela says:

    Is there anything you buy? You make apricot preserves, tortillas, chipotles en adobo & now preserved lemons! You amaze me. Thanks Nat, for your continuing inspiration. I love the narratives that accompany your recipes…they always make me want to cook right away. I now have an ever-lengthening list of recipes I must make.
    Thanks so much. Keep the wonderful recipes coming. I will certainly let you know when I make them.

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