Amazing basil, cheese and walnut salad

The word salad sounds so boring doesn’t it but salad is just a base for other gorgeous accompaniments. This one has so much flavour and the walnuts give a lovely crunch. The first time I made it I had to remake it and eat another one just to be sure!
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  • Prep
    10 mins
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  • half teacup of sweetcorn and half of edamame beans or peas. I used frozen, microwaved. Birds Eye do frozen soya beans which are tre same thing.
  • large handful of fresh large basil
  • sliced ripe tomatoes
  • cucumber – cut on the diagonal in thick chunks then sliced into thick strips (this is SO important…)
  • 40g of grated extra mature cheddar. Press it lightly into clumps. It makes it nicer than blocks of cheese.
  • 1-2 tbsps of olive oil
  • handful of walnut halves
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and black pepper
Assemble all the ingredients nicely in a shallow bowl, as shown.

You will now be full of zing. You’re welcome.
Nutrition info
Cheese is well known for its calcium, for healthy teeth and bones but did you also know that it delivers a significant amount of phosphorus? Phosphorus further enhances bone protection because it works in conjunction with calcium and other minerals to strengthen bone structure. Not only that but phosphorus is part of the membrane and nucleus of every cell, it really is critical stuff, particularly in the teenage years when the greatest bone formation is taking place!

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Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
Who am I to diss a brie.
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