Recipe: Biltong, Blue Cheese and Brazil Nut Braai Salad

Recipe: Biltong, Blue Cheese and Brazil Nut Braai Salad

Braai salad - 1 (2)Special thanks to Ilse van der Merwe from The Food Fox for developing this recipe.

Some days you need an over-the-top salad with more “goodies” than you can imagine.

This BBB combo is probably the best braai salad you can imagine: lots of biltong, crumbled blue cheese and crunchy brazil nuts on top of creamy avo slices and peppery rocket, topped with a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing. Heaven!

Ingredients

Braai salad - 2for the salad

  • 1 bag of fresh rocket leaves, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Montagu salad biltong
  • 125 g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 100 g brazil nuts (whole or roughly chopped)

for the dressing

  • 125 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml Dijon mustard
  • 10 ml honey
  • salt & pepper

Method:

  1. Arrange the rocket, cucumber, avo, blue cheese, biltong and brazil nuts on a large, wide salad platter, spreading it out in even layers, almost like you’re topping a pizza (reserve a few rocket leaves for the top of the salad).
  2. Note: If you’re using a smaller, deep salad bowl, the first people who dish up will be stealing all the goodies on top!
  3. In a jar, add the ingredients for the dressing, then shake it well to create a smooth thick dressing.
  4. Pour all over the salad and serve immediately.

Serves 6 as a side dish. Enjoy!