Tamara Drewe's Autumn Salad

10/09/2010 12:47 | Updated 22 May 2015

Applewood cheese

The new British comedy Tamara Drewe - starring Bond girl Gemma Arterton - is set in the West Country, and has inspired us to celebrate the seasonal taste of the English countryside.

To get you in the mood for the movie, out on Friday September 10, we've got a special autumn salad to whet your appetite and which would be perfect for a lovely, long, lazy saturday afternoon lunch. Why not whip up a batch of scones, pour yourself a glass of Cornwall's own Camel Valley sparkling wine and really enjoy yourself?

Serves 6-8

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: None


1 bulb fennel, trimmed and finely sliced

2 carrots, peeled and grated

Half a small celeriac, peeled and grated

200g/7oz red cabbage, finely sliced

2 red apples, cored and sliced

6 radishes, trimmed and sliced

150g/5oz Applewood smoked cheddar cheese, grated

1tbsp each of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds


2tsp wholegrain mustard

1tsp runny honey

2tbsp cider vinegar

6tbsp olive oil

Handful of chopped fresh mixed herbs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. In a separate bowl mix the mustard and honey together, add the vinegar and slowly pour on the olive oil and mix well using a balloon whisk.

Add the herbs and season to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss and serve.

See the red carpet report of the movie premiere here too!


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