Category Salad

ENDIVE & GREEN VEG SALAD WITH TARRAGON MUSTARD DRESSING, PINK PEPPERCORNS & PARMESAN

This salad formed part of a tasty mishmash of plates and bowls to share.  Perhaps raw endive is a bit of a risk, what with that bitter note that not everyone loves, but I’ve always been a big fan of the stuff, crisp and juicy and very pretty.  Besides, there’s plenty of other flavours here to tone it […]

GLORIOUS GADO-GADO

Gado-gado wasn’t really something that was on my culinary radar, until a couple of weeks ago when I was flicking through a charity shop find – Madhur Jaffrey’s Far Eastern Cookery, a book to accompany the ’80s TV series of the same name.  It was a bargain – priced at a mere quid – so I […]

TABBOULEH-INSPIRED GIANT COUSCOUS SALAD

At work the other day, I spent a little time chatting to a twinkly sort of man who at one point in the conversation paused, and then announced, ‘Joy is to be found not in the event of finishing an activity, but in the very act of doing it.’ Now, I can think of a number of […]

ROASTED BEETROOT & NEW POTATO SALAD WITH CANNELINI BEAN PURÉE, NUTS, POMEGRANITE & CAPERS

Gosh, I’ve gone a long time without posting.  How easily the days slip into weeks without much pause for thought!  A (beautifully) low key Christmas and pie, wine and friend-filled New Year feel long since passed, along with the promise of December.  Illnesses and anxieties and body-numbing cold have taken their toll and left weariness in their […]

ROASTED BEETROOT & DOLCELATTE SALAD; FENNEL, CUMIN & CARDAMOM SPICED CARROTS

Roasting carrots with cumin isn’t anything new, but I had to share what we ate last night – wonderfully fresh, sweet carrots spiced with fennel, cumin and just a little cardamom, freshened up with some spring onion and fresh coriander.  We ate them alongside a simple roasted beetroot and Dolcelatte salad.  I’d posted the recipe for […]

AUBERGINE CURRY WITH GREENS & CHERRY TOMATOES; KACHUMBER

If you like aubergines and have a taste for spice, you’re bound to love this curry.  It’s slightly tangy from the tomato and yoghurt base and slightly bitter from the combination of aubergine, spinach and fenugreek leaves, but it all gets balanced out by the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes.  By all means, leave out the chillies if you don’t […]

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE & PARSLEY

Yesterday, I saw that Selma had posted a delicious looking salad recipe.  I didn’t have a pomegranate, but most other things were sitting in my kitchen, so it just had to be made.  We don’t tend to use maple syrup, but I could definitely factor a pomegranate in to our weekly shop.  Taken from Jerusalem, adapted slightly […]