• 2 dessert spoons hazelnuts
  • 1 sweet pointed pepper (Sweet Palermo)
  • 1 head of red lettuce (or red chicory)
  • 2 medium-sized beetroots, cooked
  • ½ bunch of radishes
  • 100 g blue cheese (e.g. Danish Blue or Stilton)
  • 2 dessert spoons pomegranate seeds

Dressing ingredients

  • 3 dessert spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 dessert spoon raspberry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fine mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup (or liquid honey)

Author of this recipe

Sweet Palermo®

Sweet Palermo®

Grower / producer

You are no doubt familiar with ‘regular’ capsicums or bell peppers, and you might even have tried a sweet pointed pepper. But have you heard about Sweet Palermo? A unique sweet pointer pepper... Read more

A festive salad with sweet pointed pepper Sweet Palermo. Served as a side dish or lunch salad. 

Total votes: 484


Toast the hazelnuts in a dry frying pan for 3 min. until golden brown. Leave them to cool on a plate. Slice the pointed pepper into rings. Remove the leaves from the lettuce or chicory and cut them in half lengthways. Cut the beetroots and radishes into wedges. Mix everything together in a shallow bowl.  
Make a dressing using the olive oil, vinegar, mustard and agave syrup and drizzle over the salad. Sprinkle with the hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds and crumble the cheese on top.

Tips from the author

Lunch tip Leave out the pomegranate seeds and serve the salad with a soft-boiled or poached egg. Toasted rustic bread is also a tasty accompaniment.

Related salads chosen by others

Want to stay up-to-date? Subscribe to our newsletter!