As part of the 2015 Bank Holiday Escape in Malta, we served up a welcome brunch from (mostly) local produce. Nestled in amongst the goodies was this flash of bright green, a cool, crunchy, refreshing mix of deliciousness.
Serves 6 ish (adjust quantities of ingredients to suit your preference)
Big handful of kale or spinach: wash and chop
Two handfuls of fresh peas: blanched and cooled
One small cucumber: wash the skin and cube it up
One block feta cheese - cubed or crumbled
Small bunch of mint leaves: washed and torn up into pieces
Good quality salt (such as himalayan pink) and a little pepper
Good olive oil
Juice of a lemon (or lime)
How to make it
Mix up the ingredients in a big bowl
Throw some salt, pepper and a big glug of olive oil on the top
Mix gently so as not to over mash the feta
Add lemon (or lime) juice bit by bit testing along the way till you get the right balance for your taste.
You can also sprinkle with pumpkin seeds for a little extra texture.
Serve in a big bowl, tuck in, cool down :)