Smoked Cheese, Apple, Chicory and Watercress Salad

A tasty and delicious crunchy salad which brings together the full flavours of apple, chicory, watercress and smoked apple.


  • 1 crisp red-skinned apple (unpeeled)
  • lemon juice
  • 175 g smoked cheese (very thinly sliced)
  • 40 g toasted walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tblsp snipped fresh chives
  • 2 heads chicory
  • 2-3 handfuls trimmed watercress
  • walnut oil
  • sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Core and thinly slice the apple.
  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  3. Mix with the cheese, walnuts and chives.
  4. Cut the chicory in quarters lengthways and separate the leaves.
  5. Arrange around the edge of individual plates and scatter with the watercress.
  6. Top with the apple and cheese mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with more lemon juice and drizzle with walnut oil.
  8. Add a little sea salt and a few grindings of black pepper. Serve at once.


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