Posts Tagged ‘lemon’

Recipe: Roasted Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

My love for chickpeas knows no bounds, but I hadn’t roasted them for a while so when I needed a quick and easy salad the combination of roasted chickpeas and broccoli seemed too good to pass up. Nice and simple but packing a flavour punch thanks to the tangy dressing, this salad makes the perfect side dish at a BBQ or part of a lunchtime spread with friends and is equally delicious warm or cold. I think that’s called a winning combination!


Recipe: Mint Lemonade

If you follow I Spy Plum Pie on facebook you may have seen that I have been the recipient of an impressive stash of lemons from my parents trees in recent weeks. If you’re not, can I be so bold as to suggest maybe you should be? It’s as easy as clicking like in the box in the sidebar, or visiting here instead! Lemons never last long in my house as we all have a multitude of uses for them, but one sunny Saturday morning I decided to embrace my inner child and make some lemonade. I fancied it up a little bit with the addition of mint and the end result was delicious! I can see this being made over and over  this summer (well, as long as my supply of lemons holds up!) and I have a sneaking suspicion it might work rather well as a base for cocktails too!


Recipe: Rice Salad with Lemony Avocado

The beauty of this salad is in its simplicity, it really is just a huge variety of fresh veggies tossed through some brown rice and all tied together with some lemony avocado. Easy – definitely. Tasty – you bet! It’s the kind of salad I feel healthier after eating, there’s something about eating the rainbow that just feels right! And when it’s delicious and easy to throw together all the better!


Recipe: Roast Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad

At the moment it seems to be a tie between soups and salads as to what I’m enjoying cooking the most. I love the seemingly endless variety with both of them, with the added bonus that I can whip up a big batch that will see me through most of the working week for lunches. This salad came about after wanting to roast some cauliflower and the combination of cumin-coated cauliflower with a tahini-lemon dressing seemed too good not to try! Luckily, it turned out as delicious as I hoped and proved to be a hearty salad to get me through the afternoon at work.


Recipe: Pumpkin, Chickpea Salad with a Lemon & Chilli Dressing

Even though winter has well and truly arrived in Melbourne I can’t seem to stop making up big batches of salad to take to work for my lunch. It’s possibly because the wait for the microwave is often rather long, but also just that I really do love salads! I love how they can be as simple or elaborate as you like, and the seemingly endless combination of dressings means that there’s no need to repeat flavours very often. It’s a nice way to also use winter vegetables other than just in roasts and soups, which is how they seem to be ending up for dinner! Anyway, enough rambling, on to today’s salad!


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