This is a really interesting, delicious winter salad dish which is a great way of using up all the crunchy winter veg that's available. It's proper name is bagna cauda, which basically means 'hot bath' in Italian, and the idea is that you have a load of raw or just cooked pieces of vegetable which you dip into a delicious, warm sauce. You may like your sauce to be thick and oozy but I prefer mine to be quite thin and delicate, like the texture of thin custard, with a lovely sheen to it. You can use any vegetables you want, and depending on the season you can do a lighter summer version or a more root-veg-based winter one. I actually prefer my veg to be raw, as I love the crunch you get from them, but if you want to boil them briefly until they're al dente, feel free.
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 394kcal
- Carbs 14.0g
- Sugar 8.8g
- Fat 32.2g
- Saturates 5.1g
- Protein 8.8g
This recipe is adapted from:
Jamie at Home
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