Grilled Braai Salad with a Dreamy Pesto Dressing & Crunchy Croutons

Pesto Princess © Grilled Iceberg Salad

Hello #LoyalRoyals

Instead of taking a salad to a braai, how about a salad to make on the braai? 

This one’s got crunch, creaminess and all those delicious smokey braai flavours. It turns a simple fresh iceberg lettuce into a salad that’s worth talking about, sharing and, of course, devouring.

Keen to make it this weekend? We hope so!
HRH Kathleen

You’ll need

For the dressing
½ cup sour cream
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp Pesto Princess pesto of your choice
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad
2 x small iceberg lettuces, outer leaves removed, quartered through the core
3 Tbsp vegetable oil, for brushing
½ cup croutons (optional)
¼ cup seeds and flaked almonds, toasted
Micro greens, optional

Pesto Princess © Grilled Iceberg Salad

How to

1. To prepare the dressing, whisk the sour cream, olive oil, vinegar and pesto. Season well.

2. Brush the cut sides of the iceberg wedges with oil and season with salt. Braai over moderately high heat until the edges are browned and have some crispy bits (only one or two minutes a side).

3. Transfer the wedges onto a platter and drizzle over the dressing. Sprinkle with seeds, almonds, micro greens and serve.

Photography, Recipes and Styling by Michelle Parkin.


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