Paul McCartney’s really rather good simple salad

“So, if I’m cooking, I’ll be steaming vegetables, making some nice salad, that kind of stuff.”

Paul McCartney

The idea for this salad comes from a recipe contributed by Paul McCartney to a richly interesting collection published as A Taste of Home, in aid of The Passage, a charity supporting homeless people. McCartney comments that it is “a simple salad that I often enjoy”.

I’ve changed the quantities, and added toasted walnuts and walnut oil, instead of McCartney’s pinenuts, but otherwise the concept is broadly the same.

One, rather nice, variation is to fry the cherry tomatoes with a little salt, using the same pan in which you dry fry the walnuts.

paul mccartney's favourite simple salad
paul mccartney’s favourite simple salad
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