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Want to add a new salad to your repertoire? This shaved cucumber, goat’s cheese and dill salad is perfect summer fare.

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Shaved Cucumber, Goat Cheese and Dill Salad

Ingredients

For the salad

350g Lebanese cucumbers
1 small fennel bulb, tips reserved
2 tbsp pepitas
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
75g goat’s cheese
1 cup watercress leaves
1/3 cup dill leaves, picked
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp white balsamic vinegar

For the dressing

½ cup avocado flesh
1tsp lime zest
Pinch salt
1 tsp lime juice

Method

  1. Place all ingredients for the avocado dressing and blitz in a food processor approximately 15 seconds, until a smooth consistency is created. Set aside.
  2. Slice your cucumber ribbons through a mandolin or using a vegetable peeler, so they can curl nicely when held. Shave or finely slice your fennel about 3mm thick.
  3. Arrange half the cucumber slices onto a serving platter or salad bowl. Place a few drops of the avocado dressing, then top with half the fennel, pepitas, sunflower seeds, onion, watercress, dill leaves and crumble over the goat’s cheese.
  4. Do the same again to create a lovely second layer in the salad, finishing with the fennel tops.
  5. Season with sea salt, black pepper and a drizzle of white balsamic and serve.