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Enjoy a glass of wine and a salmon salad

We’re of the ‘a glass a day is good for you’ school of thought. And we all know the health benefits of salmon – rich in omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with B vitamins, and an excellent source of protein. So it really would be a remiss of you not to try this salmon salad with a glass of Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc on the side.

You can also use hot smoked trout (cooled and flaked) for this salad – you’ll find it in the fish deli section of most good supermarkets.

You can whip this Ilse van der Merwe recipe up in less than 10 minutes, and it serves four.

You’ll need: 1 bunch watercress leaves, rinsed; 1/2 cucumber, peeled into ribbons with a peeler; 1 fennel bulb, finely cut and shaved; 200g cold smoked salmon or trout ribbons; 100g ricotta cheese, crumbled; a handful capers; fresh lemon juice; extra virgin olive oil; freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

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To make: On a large salad platter (or on four individual plates), assemble the watercress leaves, then top with cucumber, fennel, salmon/trout, ricotta and capers. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, then season to taste with salt & pepper.

Serve immediately with a glass of Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc … a pale lemon-green bright, fresh and invigorating Sauv Blanc, with refreshing hints of lemongrass and a lip-smacking, saline finish. R190 from shop.spier.co.za or your local supermarket.

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