1 August 2006

Low GI Recipe of the Month

Split Pea, Watercress and Goat’s Curd Salad
This salad created by Kate Tait for June 2006 Delicious magazine is a deliciously complete meal in itself and can be prepared, cooked and served in around 30 minutes.

Kate Tait - photo by Petrina Tinslay

You can buy ready roasted capsicum and goat’s curd cheese from delis, gourmet food shops and larger supermarkets.

1 cup (200 g) green split peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 red onion, very finely chopped
1 bunch watercress, stalks trimmed (to give 3 cups sprigs)
2 roasted red capsicums, cut into strips
¼ cup goat’s curd or soft goat’s cheese

Cook the split peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 15–18 minutes until tender, but firm to the bite. Meanwhile, make the dressing by placing the oil, lemon juice, spices and onion in a large bowl and whisking until combined. Drain the peas well and add to the dressing. Season to taste if desired and toss to combine. Stand for 10 minutes to let the flavours absorb then toss with the watercress sprigs and capsicum strips. Divide evenly among four plates and top with goat’s curd.

Per serving: Energy: 1155 kJ/276 Cal; Protein: 17 g; Carbohydrate: 28 g; Fibre: 7.6 g; Fat: 8.8 g (includes saturated fat 2.4 g)


Anonymous said...

a picture of the person whos recipe it is is nice but i would like to see a picture of the recipe as well the finished product!!thanks vicki

GI Group said...

Dear Vicki,

We do try to get recipes with photographs. Sometimes the photographer won't give us permission to use it, or wants to charge us a huge fee. Other times, there isn't a photo available and sadly we don't have a big budget for food photography.

We do have a lovely food photo for our September issue. And we promise we will try and include photos wherever possible. We have some great recipes coming up later in the year from our new vegetarian cookbook, and they have all been photographed.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I am 'stuck' for a photo or sketch of something eg: foods used in recipes, similar pics of cooked results, I use 'GOOGLE' there's an A-Z variety of all kinds of food sites with pics for us all to see and use for any food presentations. Even animated ones!! Most sites let you 'drag and drop' or 'cut and paste' pictures onto your work page. Having done PowerPoint Presentations and Lectures on Food Handling and Hygiene, Google Search Engine has been my life saver on many occasions... Have internet, have computer, have mouse ... who needs a photographer!!! :>)

Anonymous said...

MmmmmmMMmmm ... Can't wait for the Vegetarian Cookbook. Perhaps an excellent X'mas stocking filler gift for my motherinlaw who is Diabetic and a Low GI recipe freek!!! She'll love it and so will I!!! :>)

GI Group said...

Hi Donna,

Thanks for the offer but at the moment we have still have a lot of photos we can use and when we cannot find one, we use free online stock photo sites.

But if we are stuck, we'll keep you in mind.

Best....GI group

Anonymous said...

My comment is not so much on the recipe but the ingredients. The picture that accompanies the 'food of the month' shows what I think of as green lentils and red lentils. But the recicpe is for split peas which I always think of as yellow split peas. Are lentils and split peas the same thing?