The inspiration for this dish comes from Elias who had Chop Chop on the menu at his fabulous restaurant in Melbourne for years. It walked out the door and shows that sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. They key is quality of the fresh ingredients. This dish is perfect for this time of year when these ingredients are at their best – taste wise and nutritionally. It’s a very light, fresh dish which will hit the spot. It’s easy on your hip – and hip pocket. So what are you waiting for? Chop Chop…to it!
Cottage cheese (or crumbly feta, ricotta)
Red Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Yellow Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Red Onion, diced
Beetroot, grated (fresh is best, otherwise use tinned baby beets)
Extras: hard boiled egg cut into 1/8ths, blanched almonds, olives
Chop all ingredients into similar shapes.
Place chopped ingredients onto a plate in a pretty pattern and serve as is.
You can add extra virgin olive oil and balsamic, salt and pepper, but you’ll be surprised at how good it tastes on its own.