Nasturtium Salad with Roasted Pepper Strips

This time of the year the nasturtium flowers and leaves are at their best! If you cannot lay your hands on any, use rocket leaves and any other edible flower available like pansies, marigolds, borage, lavender and geranium.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Ina Paarman's Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman's Rosemary & Olive Seasoning
  • 2 cups (500 ml) small young nasturtium leaves, nasturtium flowers and/or any other edible flowers.
Method

You can either char the bell peppers directly over a gas flame or bake them on a baking tray at 250°C for 20 minutes. Leave them in a mixing bowl covered with clingfilm to cool and for the skins to loosen. Peel, seed and slice into thin strips. Toss with the Vinaigrette and season to taste with Rosemary & Olive Seasoning. Can be prepared in advance.

**To serve:**

Make a bed of leaves on a flat platter. Dish the pepper strips over the leaves and add flowers for garnish.

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