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This is a light but whole-meal kind of salad that's brilliant for a healthy vegetarian lunch. Wet (or green) garlic is freshly-harvested garlic that hasn’t been hung up to dry. It’s sweeter, milder and less pungent than the usual kind and is lovely sliced straight into salads.


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  • A little oil for frying, e.g. vegetable or sunflower
  • Small handful wet garlic, finely sliced
  • 40g pasta, cooked, preferably orecchiette or another small pasta
  • 40g white beans, cooked, e.g. cannellini or haricot (drained, tinned beans are fine to use)
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • Large handful salad leaves or watercress
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • Salt & pepper


  1. In a small frying pan, heat the oil and fry the wet garlic for a couple of minutes, until just softened slightly.
  2. Remove and drain on kitchen paper, and leave to cool. Place in a bowl  and toss with the pasta, beans, lemon juice, lettuce and just enough olive oil to coat the salad.
  3. Season with pepper and transfer to a serving bowl. Crumble over the feta cheese to serve.
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