I was quite surprised that one of my most popular posts was salads to savour. There’s clearly something universally appealing about sharing ideas for quick, healthy nutritional meals.
So with Summer upon us in the Southern Hemisphere, I thought I’d share a few more.
- Tomato Salad – cut 3-4 ripe tomatoes into chunks, toss 2-3 finely chopped spring onions. Add 2 TBSP mint leaves, juice of a lemon, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and a few drops of hot pepper sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Turn to coat tomato with dressing and serve.
- Cucumbers in yoghurt – thinly slice an unpeeled cucumber, sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and leave to stand for 10 mins, rinse with cold water and drain. Make dressing by mixing 1/2 cup of lain unsweetened yoghurt, juice of 1/2 lemon. a small crushed garlic clove and 1/4 tsp root ginger finely grated. Mix and stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- Tomato and Cucumber Salad – Combine 4-6 diced tomatoes, 1 medium peeled seeded and cube, 1 small red onion and crushed clove garlic in a bowl.Mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 TBSP white wine vinegar, 1/4 tsp sugar, salad and pepper. Add dressing to vegetables. Serve on a bed of rocket leaves.
- Kumara and Orange Salad – Cook 4 medium sized kumara until just cooked through. Cut int cubes when cool. Cut 3-4 oranges into cubes. Cut 3-4 stalks Celery. Place all in a bowl. To make dressing add 1/2 tsp curry powder to 1/2 cup mayonnaise if your choice. Add dressing to vegetables and mix together.