A Christmassy salad

This is a colourful salad that really suits a Christmas lunch or would be great alongside a BBQ any time this summer!

Salad dressing

 ingredients

1/4 cup lime juice*
1 tablespoon of grated lime zest*
1 large spring onion
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
4 or 5 drops of sesame oil
2 or 3 mint leaves

* depending on their size, 3 or 4 limes will be needed

method

  1. Put lime zest and juice in a bowl
  2. whisk in finely chopped spring onion and mint leaves
  3. whisk in both oils
  4. cover and refrigerate (for up to 4 hours) until needed
  5. bring dressing out of fridge for about 15 minutes before serving and then whisk before use

Christmassy salad

Ingredients

350g snow peas, trimmed
kernels from 2 ears of corn (or 1 1/2 cups of tinned kernels, well drained)
1 red capsicum, seeded
2 Lebanese cucumbers
350g cherry tomatoes
3 spring onions
1 red chilli
1/2 bunch coriander leaves
1 avocado

Making the salad

  1. prepare vegetables and add to salad bowl
    1. cut snow peas into pieces about 2 or 3 cm long
    2. dice the capsicum
    3. quarter the cucumber lengthwise then chop into wedges
    4. half the tomatoes
    5. thinly slice the spring onions
    6. slice chili into very fine circles
    7. roughly chop half the coriander
  2. toss the salad
  3. add half the dressing and toss
  4. add more dressing until the vegetables are coated, but not so there is a wet layer at the bottom of the bowl. Toss salad gently
  5. peel the avocado, remove its stone and then dice the flesh
  6. roughly chop remaining coriander
  7. spread avocado and coriander over the salad
  8. serve and enjoy!

I think this would go beautifully with satay prawns or BBQ chicken… what will you try it with?

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