Category Archives: Salads

Tropical Salad with Chilli Dressing

  • For four servings
  • 1 bag ready prepared salad leaves of your choice
  • 1 med avocado peeled and chopped
  • 1 mango peeled and chopped
  • 4 spring onions sliced finely
  • small handful walnuts or pecans chopped coarsly
  • 6 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled deseeded and chopped into chunks
  • Poached salmon enough for four-depends how hungry you are. Can also use cooked chicken
  • Dressing
  • 2 tbsps sweet chilli sauce
  • 2tbsp mayo
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teasp of toasted sesame oil

Arrange the ingredients in the order given on a large flat platter.
Place dressing ingredients in a blender and blitz for a few seconds.
Drizzle over salad and serve at once with crusty bread if wanted

Salmon lentil and black olive salad

  • For four
  • Dressing
  • 2 oz kalamata olives
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small clove garlic,crushed
  • 1tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp small capers
  • Salad
  • 200gm fine green beans
  • 4 eggs boiled
  • 500gm cooked puy lentils-I used two packs of Merchant Gourmet ready to use
  • 4 large tomatoes deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 8oz cooked salmon

Chop the olives and put in a bowl with the olive oil,vinegar,garlic,mustard, basil and capers. Add the tomatoes to the bowl. Cut the beans in half and cook for three minutes. Cool and add to bowl. Warm lentils in microwave for 20 seconds and add to bowl. Put this mix on a large flat serving plate and arrange the eggs cut in quarters and the salmon flaked on top.Serve with crusty bread

Black bean salsa

  • 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

Lentil and Avocado Salsa

  • For Two as a side dish
  • 1 cup puy lentils
  • diced cucumber
  • diced avocado
  • diced red onion
  • chopped coriander
  • chopped flat leaf parsley
  • finely diced red chilli
  • olive oil
  • juice of a lime

Cook lentils in boiling water until tender. salt after cooking and add oil to drained lentils.
Add all other ingredients. Quantities are very variable depending on amount needed.
Chill until required