Wednesday, 8 January 2014

So I have just returned from a long and relaxing holiday in Mauritius. I am completely in love with that place. The food is incredible. With Creole, French, Indian and Asian influences you are spoilt for choice! We ate our body weight in the freshest seafood known to man. I also tasted Sea Urchin for the very first time. The French cheese, charcuterie and wine was a real treat!

We were also fortunate, thanks to Cyclone Bejisa, to spend some time indoors cooking and sampling all the fresh produce Mauritius had to offer. I love pomegranate but its expensive and hard to find here in SA. Whilst my foodie friends prepared the main course, I was on salad duty. This is one of my new favourites. Its so easy to make.

Pomegranate, feta and rocket salad

Serves 4
4 large handfuls of fresh rocket, washed.
200g of feta, cubed
1 small red onion, finely sliced.
Small handful of mint, chopped
I large pomegranate's worth of seeds (don't know how to seed a pomegranate? Look here)

Juice of one or two limes- depending on size
1 tablespoon of honey
Vinegar of your choice ( I used Tarragon infused but a red wine vinegar works really well)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix all of the ingredients together and drizzle with dressing just before serving.

Serve with a crisp and fruity rose - Ours was French of course.