Chinese Cherry Salad Plum
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Cherries, tamari, honey and a hint of star anise make for the wickedly delicious salad dressing. You'll love this so much you'll wish cherries were in season all year long.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 plums
  • A large handful of watercress
  • 1 cucumber
  • A 100g tub of alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Zest your orange. Mix the zest in a saucepan with 4 tbsp orange juice, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp tamari and 2 star anise. Simmer gently for 5 mins while you pit your cherries.

  • 2.

    Add the cherries to the simmering dressing. Take off the heat and pluck out the star anise.

  • 3.

    Mix the watercress and alfalfa sprouts together. Peel the cucumber into long, thin ribbons with a veg peeler. Add the peel ribbons to the salad. Thinly slice the rest of the cucumber - the contrast of ribbons to the soft, juicy centre is really lovely.

  • 4.

    Drizzle the dressing and cherries over. Gently mix through. Set a frying pan over high heat. Add your sunflower seeds and toast till just golden. Scatter over the top of the salad.