Salads bring colour, crunchiness, freshness and any amount of an abundance of good things to any table…any meal…any time…
… so here’s a brief celebration of how to make a meal out of salad …’n’…stuff … 🙂
New Potatoes in a garlic dressing and scattered liberally with Sumac.
Boil the new potatoes, (get organic and cook them in their skins)… until very tender.
Strain, and allow to cool for 5 mins, letting the excess moisture evaporate…
In a bowl, add a glug or two of olive oil, a big pinch of salt and 3-4 peeled + crushed garlic cloves and a pinch of black pepper.
Place the potatoes in the bowl while they are still warm.
Toss the potatoes in the dressing.
Sprinkle liberally with Sumac – a beautiful lemony peppery spice from the middle east.
Ruby Red Crunchy Salad.
Wash and finely slice half a red cabbage. Then chop the ribbons of cabbage crossways to dice.
Layer in a bowl with:
finely sliced sticks of celery
and pomegranate seeds
Dress with fresh lemon juice and seasonings…
Smashed Avocado and Beans with Red Onion.
Place a peeled and roughly chopped ripe avocado in a bowl.
Add about 200gms. of pre-cooked white beans such as cannellini.
Roughly smash the beans and avocado.
Finely slice half a red onion and scatter around the smashed beans/avocado.
Mix a dressing of garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar salt and pepper.
Pour over the bean and avocado salad.
Sprouted Pulses + Chicory, Celery, Fennel, Radishes and Herbs
Sprout your seeds
here’s a quick link to the basics… (click image)
wash and finely slice:
chicory fennel celery radishes spring onions
finely chop parsley, basil, chives and dill….
mix it all together
Any amount of the Green Stuff!
Rocket Lamb’s Lettuce Mustard Greens Chinese Cabbage
Spinach Mizuna Greens Water Cress
the list goes on
much much more
For dressings think lemons, vinegar, olive oil,
non-dairy yogurt, vegan mayo, tahini
mustard, black pepper and salt
garlic, herbs and spices such as paprika, chilli and turmeric
Serve with bread or baked potatoes … or in a wrap … or just naked…
PS…leave out anything you don’t like 🙂