Summer is fast approaching and nothing is more divine than fruit in salad! It brings that extra zing to your simple sides and this salad I absolutely love. Paired with a crisp glass of white wine and displayed in a large low serving bowl, your guests will be overjoyed by the flavour and it's a great addition with a spicy chicken or lamb main.  



1 large bunch watercress

3 mandarins

4 sprigs basil, leaves picked

4 sprigs coriander, leaves picked

1 tsp orange blossom water

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

50g shelled pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped



Pick sprigs from watercress and place in a salad bowl. Finely grate zest of one mandarin and add to watercress.

Peel and segment mandarins and add segments to watercress with herbs. Combine orange blossom water, olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl, season and whisk well.

Just before serving add dressing to salad and toss gently. Finish with pistachio nuts. Delicious with roast chicken and baked potatoes.