Ploughman’s salad recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 453 kCal 23%
Fat 22.7g 32%
  -  Saturates 6.2g 31%
  -  of which Sugars 11.3g 13%
Salt 1.8g 30%
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  • A traditional British salad recipe of creamy mature Cheddar cheese, crunchy salad leaves, sweet tomatoes and croutons with a tangy cider vinegar salad dressing drizzled all over


    • 1 small ciabatta loaf, broken roughly into 2cm cubes
    • 2tbsp of olive oil
    • 200g cherry tomatoes
    • 2 little gem lettuces, leaves separated, washed and dried
    • ½ red onion, sliced
    • 1 apple, cored and sliced
    • 6 pickled onions, cut in half
    • 100g lighter mature Cheddar cheese like Cathedral City Mature Lighter, grated
    • For the dressing:
    • 2tbsp cider vinegar
    • 1tsp soft brown sugar
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 tbsp of olive oil


    • Heat the oven to 200ºC. Toss the ciabatta cubes in olive oil, then place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven, (giving a good mix halfway through at which point you should add the cherry tomatoes to the baking sheet) for 15 mins.

    • To make the dressing mix together the vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and olive oil.

    • Place the croutons, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, pickled onions and cheese into a mixing or salad bow.

    • Pour over the dressing and give a good mix. Serve between 4 plates and eat straight away.

    Top tip for making Ploughman’s salad

    To cut down even further on the fat and saturated fat in this salad make your own fat free dressing by removing the olive oil.

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