Grape salad

Grape salad

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Health conscious wheat and gluten free
  • 30 minutes
  • 7 minutes
  • Warwick Cape Lady Rosé
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“This delightful summer salad makes an excellent standalone dish or a great accompaniment to classic South African mains. ” – Rose and Adam Williams


  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • For the salad:
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1 Mediterranean cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 200 g blue cheese (De Leeuwen or another semi-soft blue cheese)
  • a small bunch radishes, cubed
  • 2 cups seedless grapes
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cos lettuce hearts
  • 2 x 30 g packets Woolworths wild rocket

Cooking Instructions

1. In a large bowl, mix the salad dressing ingredients with a whisk until emulsified and well combined.

2. Add the celery, cucumber, blue cheese, radishes and 1 cup grapes and stir through to coat.

3. Heat the olive oil and fry the remaining grapes until golden and soft, then add to the bowl.

4. Roughly chop the lettuce and layer on top of the salad ingredients with the rocket. 5 Cover and chill until ready to serve, then invert onto a platter and toss gently.

Cook's note: If you would like to glam it up, heat 4 T honey in a pan and glaze a whole bunch of grapes to top the salad.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Production: Abigail Donnelly

Rose and Adam Williams Recipe by: Rose and Adam Williams
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Wife-and-husband team Rose and Adam Williams have transformed a beautiful old stable on Oaklands Farm an hour outside of Cape Town, into Vygie Kitchen and Dining Room, a destination restaurant that’s worth the drive.

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