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Mr McGregors Garden Salad

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Easter is a really special time for us, it's one of those kind of holidays that brings back a lot of happy memories and simple pleasures. We are not talking about mindlessly buying loads of chocolate but rather all the little things that go with the coming of spring. Making crafts, spending time as a family, lovely breakfasts, good food and reading books together. So I was over the moon when I was invited to take part in the Happy Feaster Blog Tour by Ladybird Books and The Happy Foodie. We have been asked to take storytelling from the page to the kitchen by creating a Spring recipe inspired by our favourite Tales of Peter Rabbit! I've decided to create Mr McGregors colourful Garden salad with my little bunnies. It's super easy and healthy to boot.

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It's super simple and a dish we hope to have a lot in summer from produce in our little vegetable patch.  You can make this salad as big or small as you want - I did two largish portions for John and I and it went down a storm

1/2 bag of Kale - washed and any storks removed
1/2 chopped red onion
1 chopped garlic clove
5-6 large chestnut mushrooms
10 halved baby plum tomatoes
Cubed Halloumi cheese
A dash of olive oil for cooking

Place the Kale, garlic, onion and mushrooms into a large frying pan and pour a little olive oil for cooking and gently fry for about 5 minutes until the kale is soft and cooked, then add in the Halloumi cheese for another minute. Remove from the hob and allow to cool before adding the chopped tomatoes. As the Halloumi is so flavoursome I found you don't need to add any other seasoning but that is up to personal choice.

For more Spring recipes, inspired by Peter Rabbit and friends, why not head over to The Happy Foodie and discover how celebrity chefs and their children are joining in!

If you've enjoyed this then why not stop by Handmade Mum today to check out what delicious Easter ideas she has for enjoying with your families.


  1. Oh that looks pretty yummy! I love that it's inspired by Peter Rabbit! xo

  2. This looks gorgeous! Like most women I'm trying to get the body in shape for the summer so I can't wait to add this one to my growing recipe book!

  3. mmm I actually love Kale! it's perfect with eggs too, yum! x

  4. What a sweet, sweet way to celebrate a classic book!

  5. I love Beatrix Potter and I love the sound of this salad!! X

  6. Yum yum yum yum yum is all i have to say to that, lol! It looks deelish!


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