The dressing for this salad is quite thick and is best served separately. Each person can then dress their own portion of salad.
2 medium fennel bulbs
2 large red onions, peeled with root end left on
250 grams round green beans, stem end trimmed
1 cup large black olives, pitted
2 cups ripped, bite-sized pieces of baguette
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup sliced almonds, roasted
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons capers
2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons apple juice
½ cup olive oil
2 cups fresh or frozen broad beans, blanched and peeled
½ cup whole skin-on almonds, roasted and roughly chopped
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
handful mixed mesclun leaves
Preheat the oven to 200˚C
Salad: Cut the fennel and onions into slim wedges through the root end. Place each salad ingredient in a bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a large baking tray and roast until just tender and lightly golden, turning occasionally. Remove each ingredient from the tray as they are cooked. The bread will only take about 8-10 minutes. Cool.
Dressing: Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Season and add a little more apple juice if you want a thinner dressing.
To assemble: Combine the vegetables and bread with the broad beans, almonds, tomatoes and mesclun leaves and place in a serving bowl. Serve the dressing separately. Serve with the pork and sage saltimbocca.