Warm borlotti, mozzarella and herb salad

Warm borlotti, mozzarella and herb salad

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Serves
2
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Lisa Linder

A great salad for those with a pitta imbalance or a kapha imbalance as the borlotti beans and endives are great for both of them. This dish is not suitable for vata as it would be too hard to digest. It is okay for kapha at lunchtime (when digestion is at its peak) in the summer months and I have added some cumin powder to help digest the beans. You can buy the roasted red pepper from any deli counter or make your own by roasting the pepper in a very hot oven until the skin is blistered and blackened. Take out and cover with clingfilm for 5 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel off the skin. You can now use them but I like to brush them with olive oil and quickly grill them on a griddle pan.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250g borlotti beans, cooked
3 large handfuls mixed lettuce leaves
30g endives, shredded lengthways
1 large ball good-quality mozzarella, pulled apart into chunky long shreds
1 large red pepper, roasted, skinned and sliced
80g cucumber, halved and finely sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lemon, garlic and parsley dressing

Quantity Ingredient
3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil, (kapha please use 3 tablespoons)
40g onion, finely sliced
2 medium–large garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2-2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste (kapha use lesser amount)
10g flat leaf parsley, chopped

Method

  1. To make the dressing, heat the oil in a small pan. Add the onion and a little salt and cook over a moderate heat until they are browning well and look dry and shrivelled. Add the garlic, lower the heat and cook for another 40 seconds. Add the lemon juice, parsley, beans and black pepper, if using (kapha only). Stir together, taste and adjust the seasoning and lemon. Toss together with the remaining salad ingredients and serve.
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