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Cherry Cucumber and Celery Salad

Cherries are one of my favourite fruit. Ironically and somewhat sadly, the cherry tree in our garden has just been diagnosed terminal by a tree surgeon. But to be honest, despite the prettiness of the pink blossom, in all the years it didn't once bear any fruit. These cherries are clearly not from our tree!

Cherry Cucumber and Celery Salad

Serve this alongside roast duck, in a big colourful platter for a barbecue accompaniment, or just with a sprinkle of toasted nuts for a simple lunch.

Cherry Cucumber and Celery Salad
Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free, Nut-free
Serves 1 as a main, 2 as a side

1/3 medium (100g) cucumber
1 stick celery, chopped
100g cherries, pitted and halved
small bunch (16g) coriander, roughly chopped
handful of rocket/ watercress leaves
1/2 tbps rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
big pinch sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

1. Slice cucumber in half lengthways and scoop out watery seeds, before slicing into half moons.
2. Toss cucumber, celery in a bowl with rice wine vinegar, EVOO, salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. Arrange rocket/ watercress in the base of a serving bowl or plate.
4. Add coriander and cherries to the cucumber, celery mix and gently toss together.
5. Add the mix to the top of the bed of arranged leaves. Serve immediately.