Plum, Olive & Walnut Salad with Vegan Feta

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First things first, my pre-ordered copy of the Oh She Glows Cookbook arrived this morning and I am planning on sitting down and reading through it this afternoon, I might get some inspiration for dinner. I have had a bit of a flick already and there looks like there are really interesting recipes and loads of inspiration!

For this recipe I made vegan cheese for the first time, I have wanted to give it a go and finally got around to it. I love feta so much so when I saw a recipe for Baked Almond Feta from Maple Spice I thought I would give it a go but decided to change the nuts that I used, mainly because I have a love hat relationship with almonds and sometimes I am just not in the mood for the sweet flavour you get from them. This is what it looks like once finished:

I don’t really know where the idea for this recipe came from, I just wanted to do something savoury with plums and so had a bit of a hunt for flavours that would go with plums. There was not that much around in the way of ideas but I did think it would go well with salty flavours and so this salad came about.

I love fruit in salad, it has become one of my favourite things and let’s face it the tomatoes we get in the UK are awful and lacking flavour and so fruit is a much better option. Plums are a wonderful choice and they are so sweet and compliment the salty and sharp flavour that you get in a salad. Also I love plums because they are one of the few fruits that naturally contain Xylitol which is the perfect choice of sweetener for controlling blood sugar, they are just all round winners.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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