It can be difficult in Winter to get raw vegetables in your diet, I like eating some raw food. There is something so beautiful about a salad whatever time of year to make you not feel weighed down by stodge.
This would be a pretty good Christmas Day starter if you go for that kind of thing or for a special meal with a loved one when you don't want to be weighed down with food.
Stilton and Walnut Salad
1/2 Small courgette (zucchini) or substitute for winter salad or finely sliced cabbage leaves
1 small apple, cored and diced
30-50g, 1-1.5oz Stilton, crust removed and crumbled
Small handful of walnuts
For the dressing
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp cider vinegar
Large pinch salt
2-3 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
Assemble the courgette (if using), apple and stilton.
Make the dressing by whisking the mustard, salt and vinegar together then drizzling in the oil. Add a little at a time and it will form an emulsion and not split.
Drizzle on the salad and devour.