Recipe: Tess Ward’s Purple Sprouting Salad

Tess Ward

Purple Sprouting Salad
Serves 2



250g a small handful purple sprouting and tender stem, steamed

2-3 pickled walnuts

20g toasted walnut halves

50g soft sheep, or goats cheese

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon honey

salt and black pepper



  • Cut the hard ends off the tender stem broccoli, then place the florets into a steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover with a lid or tight-fitting foil and steam for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing by adding all the ingredients together, season well with salt and pepper and give them a whisk.
  • Add the walnut halves to a dry frying pan and toast on a high heat for 3-5 minutes, or until golden. Slice the pickled walnuts into eighths and set aside.
  • Once the broccoli is steamed and vibrant green add it to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Toss to coat in the dressing and serve warm.

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Tess Ward is a food writer, Grazia columnist and chef, creating stripped back, healthful food. She also teaches tailor made cooking programmes.

Her first cookbook ‘The Naked Diet’ is due for release May 2015.