Seared Hispi with Cherries and Smoked Almonds

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Seasonal Salads

Seasonal Salads

By Fi Buchanan

Published 2023

  • About

Take care to keep all the leaves attached to the base when you’re preparing the cabbage. And even though they’re a little more expensive, it’s worth seeking out real smoked almonds rather than smoke-flavoured ones. The light smoky flavour works so well with the cherries; it’s a total treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 small hispi or sweetheart cabbages, trimmed and tough outer leaves removed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

Method

Make the dressing by whisking the oil, vinegar, maple syrup and mustard together, then stir in the almonds and cherries. Set aside and let the cherries swell a bit in the dressing.

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cut the cabbages lengthwise into quarters and blanche them for 1 to 2 minutes, then drain.

Rub each of the cabbage quarters with the sunflower oil and, i