Posts Tagged ‘salad’

Recipe: Zucchini & Pistachio Salad

The beauty of this salad is in its simplicity. It relies on the flavours of the fresh produce, brought together with a tangy lemon dressing. It looks much fancier than it really should given it takes mere minutes to pull together. I highly recommend it as a side at a BBQ, or as a quick and easy mid-week salad served with some protein of some kind (a poached egg works perfectly!). You can prepare it all ahead of time, just store the ribboned zucchini in a sealed container in the fridge and add the dressing when you are ready to serve. Easy as that!

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Recipe: Pumpkin & Chilli Israeli Couscous

I went through a phase a while ago when I was using Israeli (or pearl as it’s also known) couscous all the time, then all of a sudden I just stopped buying it for no particular reason. Over the last few weeks I have seen a lot of recipes pop up on blogs I follow, so decided it was about time I restocked the cupboard and reignited my love for Israeli couscous. If you haven’t used it before it’s a much larger grain than standard couscous and puffs up in size when cooked, but it’s just as quick and easy to prepare as standard couscous. I just find it tastier!

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Recipe: Green Bean & Lentil Salad

Lentils come in and out of favour with me. Whilst I will throw chickpeas into just about anything I sometimes go weeks without going near lentils, and then all of a sudden will feel a urge to use them in something. That is what happened with this dish – I woke up and new I wanted to make a lentil salad for my work lunch and so whipped up this delicious dish. It’s quick, easy, healthy and full of flavour – what more could you want!

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Recipe: Beetroot and Walnut Salad

Despite it being the middle of a rather fresh Melbourne winter I can’t seem to stop eating salads. To make them more season appropriate I have been roasting various winter veggies to use as the star of the salad – and this time it was beetroots turn to shine. I never used to eat much beetroot but in recent years I have been finding myself ordering dishes with it more and more. It is so sweet and colourful when roasted and turns juices the most amazing colours!

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Recipe: Soba Noodle Salad

When I’m trying to decide what to make for my work lunches there are a few criteria that the food has to meet. It needs to be easily transportable, not go bad/strange after a couple of days and be healthy and filling. I realised I hadn’t done anything Japanese inspired for lunch for a while, so decided to have a play with soba noodles as they are hearty and delicious and make for a great hot or cold dish. This turned out really tasty – even if the purple carrots stained the noodles!

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