Monday, 26 January 2009

Super Salads

I love salad!The combinations are endless, you can put just about anything into a salad, so long as it is fresh. You never have to have the same thing twice and it is great way to use left overs too.

On Saturday, after our hike, to celebrate all the calories we burnt, we decided to have a braai (BBQ). The weather is absolutely glorious and it really would be a waste to spend too much time indoors.

I didn't have any lettuce and my spinach is growing wild, so it was time to improvise with a new salad. I also had one avocado (which cost me a fortune) and was very close to reaching it's sell by date.

Spinach Surprise Salad

2 Cups finely shredded Spinach (Swiss Chard)
10 Pitted Green Olives, cut in half
1 Avocado cut into bite size Chunks
4 finely chopped Anchovy fillets (optional)
10 finely sliced Mushrooms
1 Cup Cooked Pearl Barley
60ml Honey and Mustard Salad Dressing (I used Ina Paarman)
Juice of ½ a Lemon
5ml Black Pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and leave to rest for at least 15 - 30 minutes.

I also made some chicken kebabs, inspired by Nina. I did have to adapt this, as I didn't have all the ingredients and was far too tired to go shopping, they were okay, but next time I'll go to a little more effort to follow her recipe!


Big Boys Oven said...

such a delicious salad! yummy!

Jeanne said...

Oh YUM! That sounds marvellous - the combination of flavours and textures sounds divine. I love that Ina Paarman honey mustard dressing :)

Nina Timm said...

This is a great salad and lots of iron in there too. Thx for the mention, Rose. I appreciate it and value your support.

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