Russian Salad

I would like to re-share this wonderful salad recipe for all who are enjoying the height of summer.  If you are planning a BBQ, a family gathering or having some friends over this coming weekend for a meal, you will not regret trying this recipe and impress your guests.  The salad is loved amongst our… Continue reading Russian Salad

Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Hello dear friends, It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post a recipe.  Today, I decided to put a number of things aside and put together a simple, easy and yet very healthy salad that I know is mouth watering and delicious.  Spinach is a fast growing annual and is readily available all… Continue reading Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

My inspiration for this salad comes from having to prepare a quick, healthy meal during busy times. This dish is a complete meal with an array of delicious vegetables, herb dressing and is packed full of goodness.  I always make a large quantity, the left over salad stores well and is perfect for work lunches or a… Continue reading Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

Rocket, Pear & Fennel Salad (Arugula)

For many of you that are still enjoying the height of summer, I would like to share this refreshing salad recipe.  A few simple ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. I have a few successful Rocket plants growing in my garden.  They flower, seed and then spread around the veggie patch.  The seedlings often appear in different… Continue reading Rocket, Pear & Fennel Salad (Arugula)

Dreaming of Tomatoes & Sicilian Sun

It is well over a year since our trip to Sicily.  Today I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic of last summer and that wonderful part of Italy.   Looking and enjoying our photos brightened up my day.  Beautiful ripe tomatoes always remind me of summer.  Sicily has absolutely beautiful tomatoes, they are ripe, sweet and delicious. For all of you… Continue reading Dreaming of Tomatoes & Sicilian Sun

Panzanella

This salad brings back many wonderful memories from our recent trip to Sicily.   Returning back to winter and the cold weather, I started to reminisce of the beautiful tomatoes that were so abundant, sweet, juicy and inexpensive.  The many markets that we visited were full of stalls selling many different varieties.    Panzanella is a wonderful… Continue reading Panzanella

Carrot, Orange & Pomegranate Salad

This delightful and refreshing salad can be served with Middle Eastern dishes or be enjoyed on its own.   Full of zesty, fresh flavours makes a light and wonderful meal. 2 Carrots (grated, spiraled or thinly sliced with a potato peeler) 1 Lebanese Cucumber (quartered lengthways and cut into thin slices) 1 Spring Onion (thinly sliced) 1/2 Cup Coriander (roughly… Continue reading Carrot, Orange & Pomegranate Salad

Buckwheat Salad

500 grams Raw Buckwheat (Kasha) 8-10 Button Mushrooms (thinly sliced) 2 Large Brown Onions (thinly sliced) 700 grams Japanese Pumpkin (Kent Pumpkin) 100 grams of Baby Spinach 7 Cups of Vegetable Stock Extra Virgin Olive Oil (4-5 tablespoons) Salt & Pepper to taste Serves:                  8-10 Preparation Time:   1 hour (approximately) Wash and pat dry the… Continue reading Buckwheat Salad

Pariser Salad

300grams Sliced Pariser 1/2 Small Spanish Onion (finely chopped) 2 Small Gherkins (finely chopped) 1 Tablespoon of chopped fresh Dill 2 Tablespoons of good quality Mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons of Yoghurt Juice of 1/2 Lemon Salt & Pepper to taste Serves:   4 Preparation time:   15-20 minutes Slice the Pariser into small pieces and place… Continue reading Pariser Salad

Simple Tomato Salad With Basil

2 punnets of Cherry Tomatoes (Red & Yellow) 1/2 cup of Basil leaves thinly sliced 2-3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 3-4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste Preparation Time:  10-15 minutes Serves:  4  (As an accompaniment with meat) Wash and drain the Cherry Tomatoes.  Cut them in half and… Continue reading Simple Tomato Salad With Basil