Two days, two blogs. Aren’t you lucky? Come summer, come salad and last night I had a plateful of delicious salads. I look forward to the fresh, crisp food of summer so much after the wonderful richness of winter stews. So I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you today. This is by no means an exhaustive list, in fact, I might post more in the coming weeks.
Mixed Bean Salad
Half a cucumber, diced
One punnet of mini pomodoro tomatoes, quartered
Half a red onion, diced
One red pepper, diced
One yellow pepper, diced
One can of chickpeas
One can of red kidney beans
One can of sweetcorn
A large handful of freshly chopped parsley
Mix well and dress liberally with a good strong vinaigrette dressing.
Nectarine, Feta, Puy Lentil and Mint Salad
Punnet of nectarines, sliced thinly
Pack of feta, cut into chunks
A medium handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
One packet of ready to eat Puy lentils
Mix ingredients well and squeeze over the lemon and drizzle liberally with good olive oil.
Tuna, Tomato and Green Bean Salad
One tin of tuna
Five vine tomatoes
Fresh green beans, trimmed and cooked
Mix all ingredients well and dress with a good vinaigrette and extra olive oil.