Category: salad

Goat's Cheese & Strawberry Salad.


Goat's Cheese & Strawberry Salad

Goat cheese and strawberry salad :

Light, healthy and yummy ….

Strawberries are high in vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Serves 6.

3 cups lettuce , roughly torn
1 cup strawberries, quartered
1 cup crumbly goat cheese, roughly sliced into rounds, if its too crumbly, it’s okay, they don’t have to look perfect.
12 Melba toast rounds
1 tablespoon lightly toasted pine nuts
1 tablespoon lightly toasted almonds
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbs honey
1/2 tsp salt

First, place the lettuce leaves in a serving dish evenly, then place the Melba rounds on top, each topped with a good portion of goat’s cheese. Sprinkle the strawberries, pine nuts, almonds and walnuts all over the salad and serve with the balsamic & honey dressing. Enjoy!

Balsamic & honey dressing:

Whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil and salt together well and serve!

Avocados with a Red Chili Dressing

We spent a lovely day by the pool today. I got inspired to make some refreshing and light side dishes to accompany our barbeque lunch.

  • 2 medium Hass Avocados, peeled and sliced neatly lengthways
  • 2 medium red chili peppers of your choice, seeded and minced
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Mix the garlic, minced peppers, lemon juice and olive oil until well-combined. Toss the avocado gently with the dressing. Serve sprinkled with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Tomato & Sumac Salad

  • 1 cup finely diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp finely diced white onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Sumac (Lebanese tangy spice) now widely available
  • Salt, to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and serve! TOO EASY!