Marcus Bean serves up chicken, beetroot, goats cheese and peach salad on This Morning for a tasty and refreshing summer dish.
The ingredients are: 2 cooked beetroot finely sliced, 2 cooked chicken breasts, 100g soft British goats cheese, 40g hazelnuts (dry roast in the pan to bring out the flavour), 1 ripe peach cut into small wedges, 2 rashers of cooked smoked bacon annd 80g mixed salad leaves.
For the blackberry dressing (makes about 500ml): 1 cup wild blackberries, ½ cup English Rape seed oil or Olive oil, ½ cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, Juice of ¼ lemon, 1 tsp finely chopped shallots, 1 clove garlic finely chopped annd 1-2 tbsp freshly chopped mint.
To prepare the dish, make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth, taste and check seasoning. If happy bottle and set aside until required.
To assemble the salad, get two plates or one big board if you want to share, assemble the sliced beetroot on the bottom, then the leaves on top, sprinkle over the roasted nuts, crumble the goats cheese and then shred the chicken and spread out in the salad.
Heat up a griddle pan or frying pan and put on a high heat, add the peach wedges and grill until coloured on both sides. Add to the salad and finish with a sprinkling of the smoked bacon pieces and the blackberry dressing.