I think I'm sneaking this one in just in time..... again. I always plan to be more organised, but then somehow, time seems to run away with me and before I know it it's the end of the month, deadline day and I still haven't submitted my entry. This month the theme is salad, which is unfortunate given the weather we've been having. I suppose casserole as a theme in May just wouldn't have seemed right in the northern hemisphere! This month's Forever Nigella, founded by Sarah at Maisoncupcake, is being hosted by Dom at Belleau Kitchen.
My salad is based on one given by Nigella in Nigella Express. I only purchased this book fairly recently and although I've bookmarked many recipes in it, I've yet to actually make any of them. Whilst flicking through my many Nigella books in search of salad, I spied Nigella's moonblush tomatoes and although the weather isn't playing nicely at the moment, we do at least have the first of the new season's tomatoes to play with. The recipe is followed by one for moonblush tomato and goat's cheese salad, which is what I have adapted here.
I didn't much fancy green leaves so left those out and my goats cheese is a firm one rather than soft. I also didn't moonblush my tomatoes - not organised enough, but I was roasting lots of things so added some tomatoes too. I have to confess though, that I wasn't really a big fan of the thyme on the tomatoes. I might use oregano next time. The goats cheese I used was Inglewhite which wasn't too strong and goaty. It paired nicely with the tomatoes.
In the background of the photos you can see the soda bread I made to accompany the salad. It was absolutely divine - recipe to follow!