Padron Pepper Salad from the Edible Jungle
22 August 2018 - by Niamh Mullally

The Edible Jungle at Urban Jungle in Beccles in Suffolk is currently deep in freshly harvested summer produce. Chemical-free tomatoes and peppers are being harvested daily. The Cafe team has combined both of these gluts to create a fresh, spicy seasonal dish, Padrón Pepper Salad.

Padron and Heritage Tomato Salad

Each freshly prepared and cooked-to-order salad is unique. A Padrón plant can hold multiple mature fruits that have different heat levels, from mild to medium heat. The addition of ripe juicy tomatoes and salty feta cheese complements the spicy flavours.

Ingredients

(Serves 4 as a starter, 2 as a main)

24 heritage cherry tomatoes, at room temperature

3/4 teaspoon flaked sea salt, divided

32 small Padrón peppers

10 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/2 cup feta, crumbled

1 teaspoon of tiny leaves from basil plant


Padron Peppers


Homegrown Heritage Tomatoes


Create....

1. Slice tomatoes in half, toss with sea salt and put to one side.

2. Heat a grill pan to medium-high and toss the peppers with oil. Fry until slightly soft and charred on both sides.

3. Divide peppers onto your plates, stacking to give some height to each dish. Sprinkle the tomatoes around the edge and top with crumbled feta. To finish, drizzle olive oil over each plate, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and top with a few basil flowers.

Mop up every last morsel with a warm, home-made yoghurt and herb flatbread.

This incredible dish is available in the Cafe at Urban Jungle Suffolk every day from Midday. Call to book a table on 01502 559103 or contact us at www.urbanjungle.uk.com.



 
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