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    Salad Recipe Suggestions

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jul 31 2017, 13:30


    Horiatiki / Villager's Salad ... delicious

    Horiatiki means villager in Greek, so this dish simply means villager’s salad.

    Ingredients:
    Serves Four
    125 g Greek feta
    2 green peppers
    1 cucumber
    1 small red onion
    5 ripe tomatoes
    1 handful of Kalamata olives
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    3-4 tablespoons red wine vinegar

    It’s typically made with tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, olives and feta. It’s then dressed with olive oil and vinegar. All of these ingredients are loaded with nutrients and considered staples in Greek cooking.

    The vegetables in the salad make it high in fibre. Vegetables also contain many antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. 

    The olives and olive oil contain healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats may reduce your risk of a heart attack and stroke, as well as reduce inflammation.
    The feta sprinkled onto the salad is another staple of Greek cooking.

    Feta is made from sheep or goat’s milk. It’s good for your bones since it’s high in calcium, protein and phosphorous. In fact, it contains more calcium than most other cheeses.

    Method:
    1. Crumble the feta into chunks, de-seed and slice the peppers, and peel and slice the cucumber and onion. Slice the tomatoes.
    2. Combine all the ingredients except the oregano, oil and vinegar in a salad bowl.
    3. Just before serving, sprinkle the salad with the oregano, season with freshly ground black pepper and dress with the oil and red wine vinegar.

    Enjoy ...

    All the best Jan

    N.B. This post taken, which includes relevant links, from here
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/horiatiki-villagers-salad-delicious.html
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Aug 01 2017, 17:32

    Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad


    How about this "all-time favorite summer salad. It’s easy to put together and highlights fresh homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs. With its simple red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing, this salad comes together in just a few minutes. Easy tomato cucumber salad is perfect for a barbecue or picnic.

    This salad is so versatile. It’s easy to double or triple the recipe for a crowd and always gets rave reviews. You can use whatever fresh herbs you have — basil, mint, parsley or even cilantro. I used basil today, but half basil and half mint is another favorite combination.

    The key to this salad is letting the onions and cucumbers sit in the vinegar for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. This takes the edge off the raw onions and adds a nice tangy kick to the cucumbers. However you make it, this easy tomato cucumber salad is the perfect taste of summer.

    INGREDIENTS
    Serves: 6-8 servings
    ½ purple onion, thinly sliced
    2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    4 large tomatoes
    ¼ cup good olive oil
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Add onion and cucumber to large bowl and toss with vinegar. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
    Cut tomatoes into thin wedges and add to bowl with cucumbers and onions. Add olive oil, basil, salt and pepper and toss."

    Original recipe idea here
    http://cookeatpaleo.com/easy-tomato-cucumber-salad/

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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Aug 07 2017, 12:12

    A Simple Green Salad With Avocado


    Sometimes, do you just want a a simple green salad? I know I do, and this easy recipe idea may be just what you are looking for. Great to eat at home with family and friends, or if you've been invited to a get-together and you've offered to take a salad bowl you may wish to consider this! It's a simple, fresh-tasting salad to serve as part of a summery buffet ... just perfect!

    Ingredients:
    Serves up to 10
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    pinch of salt
    4 tbsp olive oil
    small bunch finely chopped chives
    200g bag mixed salad leaves
    2 sliced, ripe avocados

    From an original BBC Food recipe you can see method and more (including relevant links) here
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/a-simple-green-salad-with-avocado.html

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    Post by chris c on Mon Aug 07 2017, 23:25

    There's a farm down the road on the sand that actually grows mixed salad leaves. They plant alternate rows of different things, which looks quite spectacular with the red things among different colours of green, then harvest the lot with one of these

    http://www.ploeger.com/en/products/2475/
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 10 2017, 19:20

    @chris c wrote:There's a farm down the road on the sand that actually grows mixed salad leaves. They plant alternate rows of different things, which looks quite spectacular with the red things among different colours of green, then harvest the lot with one of these

    http://www.ploeger.com/en/products/2475/

    Thanks Chris ...

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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 10 2017, 19:22



    How about growing your own mixed salad leaves ...

    "Most of us have bought bags of rocket or mixed salad leaves from the supermarket, but how many ever finish the whole packet? Well, if you’re anything like me, the chances are the opened bags end up at the bottom of the fridge with the leftovers turning slimy.
    If this sounds familiar, you can avoid waste and save money by growing your own. Salad leaf mixes are about the easiest crops you can grow, and you can pick leaves as and when you need them. The result? No more wasted leaves that have to be consigned to the compost heap."

    Continues here
    https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/gardening/fruit-and-veg/grow-your-own-mixed-salad-leaves

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    Post by chris c on Fri Aug 11 2017, 22:47

    You stole them from the farm, didn't you? <G>
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    Re: Salad Recipe Suggestions

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Aug 30 2017, 17:21


    Triple Berry Salad


    Triple Berry Salad is so colourful and absolutely delicious. Just have a read of the ingredients and your taste buds are already in action savouring the great taste. Make a note of the ingredients - go out and get them and then just make and enjoy this super summery salad.

    Ingredients:
    Serves 4
    9oz baby spinach, torn
    1 cup sliced strawberries
    1 cup raspberries
    1 cup blueberries
    1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
    1/3 cup chopped basil
    1 avocado, chopped
    4oz goat cheese

    Directions:
    Divide baby spinach between plates then top with berries, almonds*, basil and chopped avocado. Crumble goat cheese on top then dress with salad dressing. You could use a strawberry balsamic vinegar, but any olive-oil based vinaigrette would be fantastic.

    So easy and fabulously fresh, no-cook, and light ... yet filling from the goat cheese and avocado. You could if you wish serve it with some grilled chicken breast marinated in some of that balsamic vinegar. Dear readers it's entirely up to you.

    *The easiest way to toast almonds is to spread them on a plate and microwave in thirty second increments until they’re golden brown.
    See original recipe idea here 
    http://iowagirleats.com/2013/05/29/triple-berry-summer-salad/

    If you need help with measurement conversion please see here
    http://startcooking.com/measurement-and-conversion-charts

    All the best Jan

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