salad

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?

Cheerful and quick salad

Last night we had one of those ‘hmm, what shall we have for dinner?’ nights so I ended up making up a new salad. And it turned out really well – refreshing and tasty, and even Christmas themed!

I just love this salad and plan on taking it to some upcoming BBQs and Christmas functions as it suits the theme (red and green being Christmas colours!), is easy, appeals to many and is very healthy. It’s also nice and moist (without a dressing) which was lovely with our grilled chicken last night.

My kids were fighting over the last serve of it, too…

healthy red and green salad

Colourful, healthy and even the kids will eat this salad!

Easy Christmas salad

chunk of watermelon

1 cucumber

1 stick of celery

2 tomatoes

Chop celery into small pieces.

Chop everything else into chunks.

Mix in a bowl.

Optional – garnish with some chopped mint.

Serve!

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