Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy

It takes 25 minutes to whip up this salad, which may sound like a long time for a salad, but trust us: it’s super easy and well worth putting up with a rumbling tummy while you make it. Serve it with a delicious fresh hunk of baguette and enjoy the amazing flavours of gooey, warmed Camembert, sweet beetroot and charred artichoke. Delicious!


  • 200g Camembert
  • 4 whole pre-cooked beetroots
  • 400g cooked, marinated artichokes
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 150g podded broad beans or soya beans
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh basil
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g tender salad leaves


1Place the Camembert, still in its box, into the oven for 10 minutes to melt.

2Slice the beetroots into bite sized pieces.

3Heat a large frying pan and dry fry the pine nuts until golden brown, leave to one side.

4Pour 2 tbsp of oil into the same pan and add in the artichokes.

5Get a little colour on all sides, add a squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper before removing from the pan and assembling onto a serving dish.

6Pour 2 tbsp of oil into the pan, get it nice and hot and add the beetroot along with the balsamic vinegar and the Dijon mustard.

7Allow the beetroot to warm through before spooning onto the platter with the artichokes.

8Put the broad beans into a bowl along with the juice of a lemon, all the torn basil and 1 tbsp of olive oil and squash with the back of a fork.

9Mix in the salad leaves and scatter over the artichokes and beetroot.

10Remove the melted cheese in the box from the oven and spoon the gooey cheese all over the top of the salad.

11Sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts and lots of black pepper, the balsamic vinegar and the Dijon mustard.

Originally published on our sister site, FrenchEntrée


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