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Warm Bean Salad with Organic Bath Soft Cheese

17 April 2009 — Lunch, Salad, Snack, Starter

Warm Bean Salad

Ingredients

Serves 4

250g (8oz) Organic Bath Soft Cheese
900g (2lb) baby new potatoes
175g (6oz) fine green beans, trimmed
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
About a dozen black or green olives
1 bag crisp mixed salad leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make it

A delicious warm bean salad with tiny new potatoes with chunks of wonderful organic Bath Soft Cheese. Perfect as a starter, light lunch or healthy supper.

1. Remove the Bath Soft Cheese from the refrigerator to allow it to come up to room temperature.

2. Put the potatoes on to cook in lightly salted boiling water. They will take 15 – 20 minutes. At the same time, cook the green beans in a little lightly salted water for about 4 – 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, whisk the lemon zest and juice with the olive oil and parsley in a large serving bowl. Stir in the capers and olives, then season with a little salt and plenty of black pepper.

4. Tip the warm beans and new potatoes into the dressing and leave to cool for about 10 minutes. Add the salad leaves. Cut the Bath Soft Cheese into chunks, add them to the salad and toss everything together gently to mix. Serve at once.

(This Warm Bean Salad is courtesy of the British Cheese Board)

Other salad recipes

Pumpkin is a hugely underrated squash, but the sweetness combines delightfully with the salty blue cheese. Serve this pumpkin and Roquefort salad warm with walnuts for a delicious lunch.

Alex James Goats’ cheese is particularly fresh and delicate. It has a natural acidity and an almost mousse-like texture. We love it on a French stick with a simple salad.

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