I love giving everyone their own little bottle of dressing when having a dinner party.
- 1 zucchini, peeled into ribbons
- ½ cup minted frozen peas or fresh peas from the pod
- 60g mesclun salad greens
- 4 bocconcini balls, torn
- ¼ cup slivered, toasted almonds
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 small clove garlic, finely crushed
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Cracked pepper
1 Heat a medium saucepan of water and blanch the zucchini ribbons for 30 seconds to a minute, until they are wavy.
2 Drain on paper towels. Add the peas to the water and cook for 1 minute, then drain. In a large bowl, combine the mesclun with drained zucchini and peas.
3 Divide between two plates. Top with torn bocconcini and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with a little bottle of dressing.
4 For the dressing, whisk the ingredients together until smooth and liquid (add warm water to thin, if needed).
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author