1 Red onion, chopped
4 Radishes, sliced
2 Large tomatoes, diced
2 Handfuls of chopped parsley
1 Handful of chopped mint leaves
Juice of one lemon
Salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil
Process raw cauliflower in food processor until it looks like rice. Put in bowl and cover with cling-film. Pierce film and microwave on high for 7 minutes. Allow to cool totally and mix in all the other ingredients. Mix well and add a sprinkling of flaked almonds as garnish. How healthy does it get?
This salad is a real family favourite. I have called it Maggi”s Salad. I had the idea from a salad served in an American restaurant called Maggianos which is an absolutely fabulous Italian restaurant chain.
Ingredients for 4
1 Romaine & 1 Iceberg lettuce cut into chunks
Half a cup of cooked lardons (or pancetta)
Half a cup of diced Danish Blue cheese
Half a finely sliced red onion left to steep in cold water
Honey Vinagrette Dressing, see under Sauces and Dressings
Cook up the lardons until crisp and set aside. Drain the red onions. Mix all together and dress to taste.
Ingredients & Method
This is really so basic it is hardly worth writing. Fill a bowl with (almost) non-calorific salad vegies like romaine lettice, tomato, cucumber, courgette, grated carrot, celery, beetroot if you like it; the list goes on for ever.
Dress with 2 tablespoonfuls of light salad cream mixed with 2 tablespoonfuls of water and 1 teaspoonful of grainy mustard.
Top this with 4 oz of cooked chicken per person. Easy!
Photo of Tandoori Chicken with Vietnamese Coleslaw
Ingredients for 2
7 oz cooked chicken breast
1 hot red chilli, chopped
1 garlic clove, grated
1 small carrot, grated
1/2 red onion, sliced
Cabbage, enough for 2, finely sliced
2 teaspoonfuls rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoonfuls lime juice
2 teaspoonfuls sugar
1 tablespoonful chopped mint
1 1/2 tablespoonfuls fish sauce
Combine chilli, garlic, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, onion and black pepper to taste. Leave to soak for half an hour or so. Shred cabbage and grate carrot. Mix and add onion dressing and mint. Mix with cabbage and leave for a hour to soften.
Serve with shredded chicken on top.
- for four
- 1/2 cup black beans soaked overnight and cooked and cooled
- 1 mango peeled and diced
- 1/2 cucumber peeled and diced
- 5 cherry tomatoes cut in chunks
- 6 spring onions sliced
- 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
- 1/4 teasp ground cumin
- 1 avocado peeled and diced
- small handful coriander herb chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
Mix all together and add a little salt to taste.
Great served with roast salmon or other oily fish