A few lettuce leaves, slices of cucumber and a tomato does little to excite my taste buds. so how come when eating in a restaurant, I often choose a salad? Well, they are often rather more interesting than most of the ones we make at home, are they not?
I’ve been doing my best to create restaurant-style salads at home. Some have been delicious. I love hot and cold foods together so this prawn salad with warm potato went down very well.
This red salad contained beetroot, tomato, raddish, onion and a few pomegranate seeds with lots of lovely feta and a red wine & beetroot dressing.
More feta but this time with warm roasted cauliflower, beetroot and a few roasted red peppers from a jar.
I loved this one which combined bulgar wheat, canellini and edamame beans and spinach with more traditional salad ingredients.
The only problem with eating like this is that there are a lot of ingredients of which only a small amount is used so it’s really great that the supermarkets are selling some of the more unusual items in their range of freezer foods which means that edemame beans, pomegranate seeds and chopped shallots are now readily available from my own freezer.
Do you like salads and do you have a favourite combination of ingredients?