Rocket and Parmesan Salad

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By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1997

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Buying good-quality rocket is not easy: supermarkets tend to sell it in small packets as a herb, and it is normally limp. Ask your greengrocer to get you some or, better still, grow it yourself. Every time you cut it, it grows again and becomes hotter.


  • 400 g rocket, washed, dried, long stalks removed
  • 150 g Reggiano Parmesan


Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season. Lightly toss the rocket leaves with the dressing. Then, with a peeler or sharp knife, shave the Parmesan on to the salad.