All posts filed under: Salads

delicious mess of tomatoes, peaches and goat cheese

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peaches and tomatoes

delicious mess of tomatoes, peaches and goat cheese tomatoes and peaches in equal amounts, quartered or chopped 1/2 onion, white or red, finely sliced fresh goat cheese basil leaves balsamic vinegar native olive oil a spoonful of honey salt and freshly ground pepper In a bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and peaches, top with the onions and the crumbled goat cheese. Mix gently before serving. Top with basil […]

Salsa California

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Salsa  California ingredients

Definitely THE sauce of this summer!!   Salsa California 1/2 onion a piece of chili pepper, seeds removed  half a bunch of fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 6 ripe tomatoes Blend for a few seconds. Do not over mix, leave chunky. I love it with pasta, grilled fish, salad, vegetables (green beans, asparagus!)  or on grilled ciabatta. Spin-off: Take the Salsa California ingredients, add half a cucumber and […]

creamy mustard salad dressing

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creamy mustard dressing

creamy mustard salad dressing (yields about 10 servings) 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews 1 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons raisins 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 cup almond milk or any other plant based milk 1 teaspoon tamari sauce It is not necessary to soak the cashews, if you use a high speed blender.  Blend until creamy. Keep in the fridge for at least 1 week. If […]

caramelized pumpkin and green bean salad

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butternut squash

I stumbled upon  the method of caramelizing butternut squash  in Donna Hay’s cookbook Fresh and Light. Perfect to turn any autumnal salad into a more substantial meal. What are your favourite pumpkin recipes?  Mine are these pumpkin soup with a Bali memory  spiced butternut squash bread sweet dumpling, oven roasted with prawns, tomatoes and white wine curried butternut squash soup autumnal surf’ ‘n’ turf introducing black futsu     caramelized pumpkin and green bean salad 1 butternut squash, sliced or diced 2 […]

beetroot carpaccio

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beetroot carpaccio

beetroot carpaccio 4 beetroots about 75g fresh goat cheese (feta) 2 spring onions (the green parts) or chives, thinly sliced for the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 60 ml olive oil a few dashes of Tabasco sauce  salt and black pepper Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the beetroot. Cook for about 20 minutes. Refresh under cold water, peel and slice 2-3mm thick. Spread on a platter in a fan shape. […]

summer lunch: gazpacho, fried salmon and cabbage salad

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salmon, cabbage and a glass of gazpacho

Here’s how to make the gazpacho. For the salad take a pointed cabbage (much softer than its big round brother), slice it finely and knead it a few times with your hands to crush the structure. Finally toss in the following dressing: dressing for the cabbage salad salt and freshly ground black pepper vinegar a generous amount of heated olive oil Start seasoning the raw sliced cabbage with salt and pepper, add the vinegar and […]

tarocco oranges with beetroot, red onions and cilantro

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tarocco oranges with beetroot

At the foot of the Etna grow the best oranges in the world, Tarocco, Moro and Navel. The Tarocco is a half-blood orange, juicy and delicate, with a balanced sugar/acid ratio and a very aromatic flesh. It’s called half-blood because the fruit flesh isn’t as red as the other blood oranges. The colour is influenced by the temperature fluctuations in the night, because all blood oranges need night frost to develop their beautiful red colour. […]

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing

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Vik

celery salad with a date and roasted hazelnut dressing (another fresh and light recipe of my daughter Viktoria) 3 sticks celery, sliced for the dressing: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 medjool date, finely chopped 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 small handful hazelnuts, roasted and chopped pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper pinch of spice mix”Ruf der Oase” by Herbaria […]

prawn and lettuce rice paper rolls

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prawn and lettuce rolls

prawn and lettuce rice paper rolls (inspired by Donna Hay) 200g prawns 2 spring onions, chopped a few leaves of lettuce and arugula 1 carrot, shaved a few coriander, mint and basil leaves lemon, salt and pepper Top softened rice paper rounds with fried prawns, leaves of lettuce and arugula, chopped spring onions, carrot shavings and fresh herbs. Sprinkle with lemon, add salt and pepper to your liking. Fold over the ends and roll to […]

carrot + coriander + garlic salad

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carrot + coriander + garlic salad

carrot + coriander + garlic salad ( guest post by my daughter Viktoria) The recipe of this salad came to me by way of my friend Maddy. She is Latvian, but I am not sure if this salad is Latvian too. Anyhow, it’s amazing how delicious it is, considering the small and rather basic set of ingredients. Let me give you a few tips, before you start: This salad gets better after a few hours […]