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HOW could anyone live in South Africa and not experiment with biltong in their food? There are few ingredients more local and more lekker than seasoned and dried meat – and you’re likely to hear fewer grumbles from the table when the salad is filled with this favourite snack.

Ingredients for the salad

- 250g sliced biltong

- 180g lettuce

- 40g rocket

- 200g feta

- One pawpaw, cubed

- One avocado, cubed

- Three naartjies, peeled and separated into segments

- Three spring onions, sliced

- Edible flowers, to garnish

Ingredients for dressing

- 15ml peri-peri sauce

- Three cloves garlic

- 125ml fresh oregano

- 125ml fresh parsley

- 5ml mustard powder

- 2ml ground coriander

- 25ml sugar

- 250ml olive oil

- 100ml vinegar


  • In a food processor or blender, liquidise all the ingredients for the salad dressing.
  • Place the biltong in half the dressing and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate.
  • Line a platter with lettuce. Arrange the remaining salad ingredients on top of the lettuce.
  • Drizzle with remaining salad dressing and top with the marinated biltong.
  • Serve immediately.

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