Creative, seasonal and delicious salads are full of flavour and easy to produce once you know a few secrets. With an emphasis on local ingredients which we source from our local suppliers Eades and Castle Farm, as well as wild food and produce from our own garden we will create a variety of sensational salads.
This class will take you through a variety of vibrant salads showcasing seasonal vegetables paired with pulses, seeds and grains that are tasty, filling and far from boring. On the sensational seasonal salads class you will learn how to make 5 seasonal salads, compose a salad and create a dressing without a recipe allowing you to use what is on hand, in season. We will also make a selection of garnishes that dazzle any salad plate. These salads can be enjoyed as a side or are substantial enough to be a whole meal.
An example of the salads we will make on the day:
- Marinated French lentils, carrots and kale with salsa verde
- Celeriac and apple remoulade with poppy seeds and hazelnuts
- Sushi bowl with quick pickled vegetables
- Sesame ginger noodles with Asian slaw
- Quinoa and chickpea with seasonal pesto
- Roasted cauliflower and butterbean with za’atar and tahini
- Chipotle black bean and sweetcorn with pepitas
The course involves a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on cookery in small groups.
You will learn knife skills and techniques which will save time and improve your kitchen skills and cook a variety of delicious, quick dishes. Dishes and ingredients will vary depending on what is in season.
We will share lunch with everything we have made at the end of the workshop.
You will receive a recipe pack at the end of the day so that you can recreate the dishes at home.
About the tutor
Erin Baker, of the Natural Cookery School, has been a professional vegetarian chef and cookery tutor for over 15 years focusing on whole food, world flavours and seasonal ingredients.
Prior to living in the UK, Erin was co-owner of an award winning vegetarian restaurant in California.
She currently resides in Stroud teaching at cookery schools throughout Gloucestershire and further afield.
She is an avid fruit and vegetable gardener with a passion for edible flowers and manages a community allotment project in Tewkesbury.