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Fennel, Melon And Bean Salad with a Lemon Dressing

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  • 1/2 sm Galia Melon
  • 2 Handful Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 2 Bulbs Florence Fennel
  • 4 Spring Onions; (4 to 5)
  • 1 tb Freshly Chopped Chives
  • 4 Sprigs Chervil; (optional) (4 to 5)
  • 45 g French Beans
  • 1 Handful Small Radishes
  • 1 sm Lemon
  • 1 ts Caster Sugar
  • 1 Fat Clove of Garlic
  • 5 tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper


1. Squeeze the lemon into a bowl.
2. Crush the clove of garlic and add to the lemon.
3. Add all the other ingredients and whisk together. Leave for the flavours to infuse whilst preparing the salad ingredients.
4. Using a melon baller, cut the melon into balls or chop into neat cubes.
5. Wash, pick and dry the spinach.
6. Top, tail and blanch the beans.
7. Peel and chop the spring onions.
8. Top and tail the radishes. Cut in half.
9. Prepare and chop the fennel, reserving the throngs to garnish the plate.
10. Sieve the dressing into a large bowl removing the pips and garlic.
11. Stir in the chopped chives.
12. Put all the salad ingredients into the bowl with the dressing and toss lightly. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
13. Arrange the salad in the centre of 4 starter plates and top with sprigs of chervil. Garnish the plates with fennel frauds and serve chilled
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NOTES : Chef:Tessa Bramley
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