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Coleslaw with Lime and Coriander (Cilantro)

25 Mar

I love coleslaw and most weeks make a batch of it to go with my lunchtime frittata.   This makes a nice change by spicing it up with lime and coriander (cilantro).  You could also add some hot sauce to this too.   Or perhaps chop up a few mild chilli peppers too.  Coleslaw is a great way to get some raw veggies in you too!As for the mayonnaise, it goes without saying that I use homemade and none of that white rubbish in a jar!  It is very easy to make and far tastier!   A batch of home made mayonnaise lasts about a week in the fridge, in a sealed jar/tupperwear pot.

 

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Cuban Salad

8 Feb
A colourful salad

A colourful salad

A salad that is full of colour and looks good enough to eat!  Part of the fun is the assembling of the salad but you could change how I have it if you are feeling creative enough.    This Cuban salad  recipe is an easy salad to make and very refreshing.     The dressing is fresh and tasty too.   I had difficulty restraining myself from munching the whole plate in one sitting! Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Minted Zucchini (Courgette) and Tomato Salad

5 Jan
Light and refreshing

Light and refreshing

This is a very light and refreshing summer salad.  If you like mint, you will like the taste of this. If not, move along, nothing for you to taste here!  I used my spiralizer to make curls of the zucchini, but you could grate this instead.   If you were serving more than one person, serve them in small individual bowls for an added cuteness factor.    My tip is to make sure you salt the zucchini well to get rid of the moisture as you do not want to be left with a bowl of water. Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Strawberry, Spinach, Avocado and Goats Cheese Salad

8 Sep
Strawberries in a salad!

Strawberries in a salad!

I’ve used raspberries in a salad so thought I’d try strawberries.  Throw in a creamy advocado, a few spinach leaves and voila!  I added goats cheese as I like the tang of this against the sweetness of the strawberries.  If you wanted to keep this dish Vegan, just omit the cheese.   Or feel free to use another cheese…something blue would be nice.   Well, I just loved this.   It was sweet, creamy but not too sickly with a slight tang of the onion and the dressing.  In fact, I had two bowls and am circularing the fridge with a gleam in my eye, pondering whether to eat the rest or save it for lunch tomorrow.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Roasted Cauliflower in Walnut Pesto

20 Jun
Nutty and tasty!

Nutty and tasty!

How many times can I enthuse about the versatility of the humble cauliflower..many more times it seems! This is a dish that could be used at room temperature as a salad or warm as a side dish.  I adore roasted cauliflower and the nuttiness of the walnut goes so well with it.  Tasty, and nutty!  Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Moroccan Eggplant Salad

5 Jun
Spicy and smooth salad!

Spicy and smooth salad!

A yummy, spicy salad that can be served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt on top…You can leave the eggplant skins on if you wish, but I chose to just use the flesh for this dish.   I just love the warm spicy taste of the spice flavours for this dish.  Various variations of the spices used here are becoming a favourite in our household.   The chief taster said that he would prefer this warm, but this dish is normally served at room temperature.  Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Green Beans, Almonds and Tomatoes with Chilli and Sumac

15 May

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Every so often I get a real craving for spicy food with a chilli kick and this salad dish hits the spot.   I love the combination of textures, colours and flavours.   The almonds balance out the spicy flavour of the chilli flakes and sumac.   It’s a great salad and colourful too!    You could reduce the chilli flakes if you don’t want it too spicy.  I used almonds with their skin on but you could use blanched ones.  Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Beetroot, Halloumi and Green Bean Salad

4 May
Delicious salad!

Delicious salad!

The sweetness of the beetroot goes very well with the salty taste of the Halloumi.   This salad is best eaten as soon as it is ready too, otherwise the cheese will harden..it’s a lot nicer still warm and soft.    If you are having a bbq, you could cook the Halloumi and beetroot over the coals/gas.  Otherwise, this is just as nice under a regular grill. The colours are a great combination too…food should be pretty enough to eat!  Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Aubergine (Eggplant), Tomato and Parsley Salad

27 Nov

I have been reaching for my simple salad recipes.  This salad is enhanced by the mint and yoghurt dressing which lifts the flavours and goes well with the aubergine (eggplant).  I used a griddle frying pan to cook the aubergine (eggplant) but this would be delicious cooked on the BBQ too!  Failing that, just grill/broil it! Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Courgette (Zucchini) Spaghetti with Lemon and Basil Cashew Cream Dressing

30 Jul

I recently purchased a Spiralizer from Amazon and it is now firmly part of my kitchen tools.  It makes great spaghetti out of vegetables!  I have been making lots of courgette (zucchini) which you can eat raw or gently fry it for a couple of minutes in butter.  If you do not have a spiralizer, you could use the vegetable peeler to make ribbons of courgette (zucchini).    Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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