A "grow your own" vegan recipe from Steve Clarke
This one is a visual delight. I’ve had mates over for lunch before who thought it was an inedible table decoration. It involves a little bit of planning, i.e. I try and plant mostly edible flowers and vegetables on the roof of my boat, so I can both enjoy the taste and look of my garden.
All of these ingredients are grown on board, there’s nothing to stop a trip to the shops though..
- Nasturtiums, flowers and torn leaves. Calendular petals
- Pansy flowers
- Mixed salad leaves.
- Torn mint leaves
- Courgette, sliced into ribbons using a potato peeler.
Give everything a rinse, and check that there are no insect hitch-hikers in the flower petals.
I always have this with a cider vinegar, honey and olive oil dressing, but i prefer people to dress the salad on their plate, it means any left overs last until the next meal time.
Throw it all together in a wooden salad bowl, that you’ve grazed a fresh clove of garlic around the inside.
- Archive post from Steve Clarke's blog