I am currently sifting through some old blog notes and recipes that have not previously seen the light of day.
I will post them here as I think they are worth remembering for the coming months as the weather heats up.
CHICKEN SALAD (Serves 2)
1 chicken breast fillet (steamed and shredded)
1/4 cup dried cranberries (chopped)
2 tablespoons walnuts (chopped)
Combine the ingredients and dress with mayonnaise. Chill.
Serve with other salad as desired.
CUCUMBER & ONION SALAD
Lebanese cucumber (thinly sliced)
Onion (thinly sliced and separated into rings)
Good quality salt (I use Himalayan pink)
Layer the cucumber and onion rings in a shallow dish, adding a fine sprinkle of salt to each layer. Chill and allow to stand for about an hour before serving.
I do not have a photo of this very simple, yet tasty, salad.
PEAR SALAD (Serves 2)
1/2 pear, cored and sliced thinly
Small stick of celery, sliced thinly on the diagonal
6 walnuts, chopped
Parmesan cheese, shaved
30ml lemon juice }
5ml balsamic vinegar } – Dressing
5ml olive oil }
Arrange the pear, celery and walnuts on the plate. Combine dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad. Top with shreds of parmesan cheese.
Here it is served with grilled salmon and coleslaw.
It is useful to have a selection of simple, appetising dishes for when the weather is hot and inspiration for meal preparation is often lacking.