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Wet garlic salad

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Wet garlic salad

Serves 1 25 min
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.


  • 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 and pepper


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    In a small frying pan, heat the oil and fry the wet garlic for a couple of minutes, until just softened slightly.
  • Step 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.
  • Step 3

    Season with pepper and transfer to a serving bowl. Crumble over the feta cheese to serve.

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