Tag: salad

Fattoush

This is the perfect salad: substantial, fresh, crunchy, zingy, and filling enough to be a meal on it’s own. I usually serve it as part of a Lebanese spread but it’s also great with a BBQ, or even with seafood. It’s a great all rounder which always disappears fast. It’s good for you too. I’m ...

Vegan pasta salad with caramelised balsamic

This recipe will actually take me longer to type up than it did to cook. It’s perfect Summer eating, easily stretches to feed a crowd, and is full of vegetables too. You could definitely add some kind of crumbled cheese as well as olives and give it a Greek vibe, and some lentils or black ...

Crunchy chicken & almond salad

This salad is what you get when your older kids decide that five in the afternoon is a good time to tell you that they’ll be home for dinner after all. So those few chicken schnitzels that were going to feed three now need to stretch to feeding a few more. There’s always the pizza ...

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Panzanella

I was wondering the other day how this recipe has not yet made it here. We grow our own tomatoes every summer, gorgeous heirloom varieties the likes of which you either can’t find or pay exorbitant prices for. When we are faced with an abundance of these sublime sun ripened beauties, this is the dish ...

Octopus Salad

This is a firm favourite in our home, with the adults anyway. This is a very traditional Dalmatian recipe, with the red wine, though making it without potatoes is actually more typical of the Istrian peninsula. If you love octopus I would urge you to give this a go as it really is very easy. ...

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Potato Salad

As a child, no barbecue was complete without potato salad. Boiled, peeled, sliced potatoes, dressed with some finely chopped red onion and a wine vinaigrette. I loved potatoes but I didn’t love those potato salads. Fast forward a decade or two, and I still don’t love that potato salad. So this here is my version. ...

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Pumpkin & Haloumi Salad

Earlier this week I met some wonderful ladies for a long overdue catch-up over lunch. I tossed up between ordering pumpkin and haloumi or smoked salmon salad. I went with the smoked salmon, which turned out to be the wrong choice. (Mostly baby spinach leaves, not much salmon, and tomatoes (wtf?) ). One of my ...