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Panzanella salad with meatballs and chopped olive and tomato dressing and puff pastry tiramisu

One of my all-time favourite dishes is a Panzanella Salad – a delicious concoction of olive oil fried bread, tomatoes, greens, cheese, and just loads of summery deliciousness! This Mediterranean beauty is a perfect fit for the season of love. 

Chef Mynhardt

SERVINGS

2 people

PREP TIME

20 minutes

COOK TIME

20 minutes

Panzanella salad with meatballs and chopped olive and tomato dressing and puff pastry tiramisu (1)
Panzanella salad with meatballs and chopped olive and tomato dressing and puff pastry tiramisu (2)
Willow Creek Olive Estate's Persian Lime Flavoured Olive Oil
Puff pastry tiramisu

Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Panzanella salad 

  • 1/2 loaf SASKO white bread, cut into cubes
  • Some Willow Creek Persian lime flavoured olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 800g mixed tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 large red onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 500g boerewors meat, rolled into small meatballs
  • Some fresh basil leaves to serve 

Dressing 

  • 1 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 200ml Willow Creek Persian lime flavoured olive oil
  • A Handful of fresh chives, chopped
  • A handful of parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Puff pastry tiramisu 

  • 1 packet Magpie puff pastry, rolled out and cut into 12 discs. You can also measure the size of the glasses you are using and cut the pastry accordingly.
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup strong coffee mixed with 100ml coffee liqueur or brandy
  • Some cocoa powder to dust on top

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Panzanella salad 

  1. Drizzle the bread with some olive oil, season to taste and toast in a 150-degree oven until golden brown.
  2. Place the meatballs on a prepared baking sheet and roast in a 180-degree oven until browned and cooked. Cool down.
  3. Mix the bread croutons with the meatballs, tomatoes, onions, and peppers, and season to taste.
  4. Serve with the dressing. 

Dressing 

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and season to taste.
  2. Serve with the salad. 

Puff pastry tiramisu 

  1. Bake the puff pastry discs until golden brown. Cool down.
  2. Mix the egg yolks and sugar together until light and fluffy and add the mascarpone cheese.
  3. Whip the cream and fold it into the egg mix.
  4. Drizzle the coffee mix over the puff pastry discs before layering with the mascarpone mix.
  5. Set in the fridge for at least 2 hours and dust with some cocoa powder.
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Willow Creek Olive Estate

Persian Lime Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil

R69.90

Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil with natural Persian Lime flavouring

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