Salad of baby courgettes with preserved lemon

Baby courgette, sliced into long thin pieces Preserved lemon cut into small bits, remove pips Salt Olive oil Fresh herbs (I used thyme and mint which was a good combination) A good bunch of chives, or some spring onion, or red onion cut fine, or…

Sicilian Romanesco

This works as a hot side (see original recipe below) but is also great as the basis for a salad. If making salad you can steam and then blanch the romanesco instead of roasting if you like. Orange slices and avocado are great additions to…

Salad with Roasted Vegetables

This was an on-the-spot invention, but worked so well that it is worth repeating. Roasted squash (last night’s leftovers, or roasted specially, then cooled, an nice rich type of squash is best) Roasted beetroot (not too much of this) Lettuce Feta Avocado Orange – in…

Pickled Beetroot

Beetroot Cider vinegar Toasted sesame oil (this is the secret ingredient) Salt Juniper berries Coriander seed Boil the beetroot with the skin on for about 20-25 mins (insert skewer to test). Mix in a jar or tupperware box roughly 2 parts cider vinegar to 1…

Puy and Pomegranate salad

Puy lentils, either pre-cooked or dried (in which case cook in salted water until they are soft but not mushy- about 30 mins, less if soaked first, then drain them) Pomegranate seeds Roast veg pieces – like squash, fennel, carrot, whatever you have around. Toss…

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Roughly equal amounts of: Chopped apple – crispy ones, red is good for colour Red or black seedless grapes Chopped celery Smaller amounts of: Small chunks cheddar cheese Broken walnuts (or pecans) Soft dates, chopped As soon as you cut the apple, toss the chunks…

Broccoli, Avocado & Lime Salad

Serves 3 2 Ripe avocados 1 Broccoli head Handful of fresh coriander 2 Limes 1 Tablespoons of tahini 2 Tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of tamari (or 2 of shoyu) 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup a pinch of salt (omit if you’ve used…