Adventures in the kitchen: A week of salads

Fruit salad

Ingredients

  • watermelon
  • oranges
  • apples
    (all in equal amounts)
  • yoghurt
  • mint
  • French vanilla ice cream

Cut up into roughly equal chunks and mix in a bowl. Drizzle yoghurt (we sweetened ours with a pinch of icing sugar) over, then garnish with mint. Serve with scoop/s of ice cream. Devour.

Roast veggie salad with yoghurt dressing

Here’s a stripped down version of a recipe from Dish magazine.

Ingredients

  • half an eggplant
  • a roughly equal amount of courgettes
  • half an onion (ideally red but I went with white)
  • yoghurt
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • coriander
  • minced garlic

Roast veggies until soft. Blend some yoghurt with a dash of lemon juice, minced garlic and coriander, adjusting to taste. Serve over the veggies!

Tuna, egg and veggie salad

And another Dish-inspired one. Super easy my way!

Ingredients

  • can of tuna
  • two eggs
  • a couple of tomatoes
  • a small courgette
  • some coriander
  • a dash of red wine vinegar
  • a dash of olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • pepper

Grill tomatoes and courgettes (I chunked the tomato but went for long slices of courgette). Then toss everything together. Done!

Bacon and avocado salad


Ingredients

  • one avocado
  • two bacon slices
  • a couple of tomatoes
  • a handful of lettuce
  • some cucumber slices
  • garlic salt
  • pepper

Grill bacon. Cut everything else up and toss together!

Chickpea salad

Ingredients

  • can of chickpeas
  • a couple of tomatoes
  • one spring onion
  • a quarter of a cucumber
  • garlic salt
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice

Dice and mix all the veggies. Drizzle over a squeeze of lemon juice and olive oil. Yum.

8 thoughts on “Adventures in the kitchen: A week of salads

  • Reply Aloysa @ My Broken Coin March 9, 2012 at 12:08

    Wow! Those pictures made me salivate all over my coffee. I need to start eating healthier. I might use some of those recepies!

  • Reply fabulouslyfrugirl March 9, 2012 at 12:09

    These salads look so delicious. I really want to try the avocado and bacon one (two of my fave foods!).

    YUUUM

  • Reply Michelle March 9, 2012 at 13:12

    Yum this all looks so good!

  • Reply Jeremy March 10, 2012 at 03:37

    Yeah the avocado bacon salad is catching my eye too. I don’t eat enough salads, but this is good inspiration. Maybe later today when I stop by the grocery store I’ll take a cue from you on the salad idea. Which one was your favorite?

    • Reply eemusings March 11, 2012 at 14:16

      Hmm, good question! Anything with ice cream always wins in my book ­čÖé But seriously, probably the roasted salad – roast veggies are my absolute fave.

  • Reply BrokeElizabeth March 10, 2012 at 05:44

    The bacon and avocado salad looks incredible! I’ll definitely have to give that a try.

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