It’s been unseasonably hot this Autumn and salads have been the cool option for meals. So with the North African and Middle Eastern recipes of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean TV show percolating in my subconscious, I made this.
A salad of Northern beans onion and farro cooked in homemade chicken stock, mixed with vegetables from my garden: fragrant perilla, sharp sorrel, colourful beetroot leaves, San Marzano tomatoes and roasted red peppers.
The flavour packed Warialda Belted Galloways beef tongue is dressed with greek yoghurt blended with roasted pepper, lemon juice, sumac, cumin and cardamon with a dash of orange blossom water.
On the side I served my homemade sourdough bread with local olive oil and spicy dukkah. Eaten in the garden it felt almost like a Summer holiday meal.