Joshua Dodd’s heritage tomato, wild herb and goat’s cheese salad

Joshua Dodd's heritage tomato, wild herb and goat's cheese salad

Joshua Dodd’s heritage tomato, wild herb and goat’s cheese salad.

DISCLAIMER: There is no way I can arrange salad on a plate this good! Head chef Joshua Dodd of FoxGlove Bar and Kitchen prepared this for our photo shoot for FishHead magazine.

It’s the love month so here’s a Valentine-themed recipe. If you’re a guy and you want to impress your girl other than with a bouquet of flowers, why not make this special salad with wild flowers in it?  Or if you’re a girl and you want to impress your guy other than with the scent of flowers in your hair, why not make this special salad with wild flowers in it? Makes sense?

As featured on FishHead Magazine, February 2014: Joshua Dodd’s heritage tomato, wild herb and goat’s cheese salad

Ingredients

  • 5 home-grown tomatoes of varying colors, shapes and sizes
  • 400g goat’s cheese
  • 1 baby red onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 rocket flowers
  • 10 radish flowers
  • 1 small elderflowers
  • 4 fronds of bronze fennel
  • 4 borage flowers
  • 4 fennel flowers

Vinaigrette

  • 60ml lemon juice
  • 90ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. First make the vinaigrette. Whisk the lemon juice, oil, mustard and finely chopped shallot and herbs together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut up the tomatoes – some into slices, some into wedges – and dress with the vinaigrette.
  3. Arrange the tomatoes on each plate with a quenelle of goat’s cheese, the onion slices and the wild herbs.

Serves 2.

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About Dolly Rubiano

I am passionate about photography and food is my favourite subject. I like shooting people too, especially when they’re not looking. I am a regular contributor as photographer to FishHead magazine, a local lifestyle magazine in Wellington, New Zealand. I blog about my experiments in the kitchen and don't cook anything that has four legs. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me regarding food styling and photography. View all posts by Dolly Rubiano

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