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Sunday, 7 June 2020

Green Salad ... the Mary Berry Way !


When it comes to salads there is so much variety to choose from and really it's up to you how you want to serve them. You can dress them up, make them simple, make them fancy, make them rainbow … so many choices. Now if you should be looking for a nice green salad recipe let Mary Berry help you ...

Mary is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She says; "there is nothing worse than a boring bowl of green leaves served at a table with a meal. I like to add some crunchy vegetables to it and I have a trick to let you make this ahead so the lettuce doesn’t wilt even though you prepared it a couple of hours ago!" 

Ingredients
serves ten
For the dill dressing
8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
8 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced
8 celery sticks, thinly sliced
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
½ large cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced
200g/7oz mixed salad leaves, roughly torn
1 Romaine lettuce, roughly torn

100g/3½oz rocket or watercress, roughly torn 

Method
1. For the dressing, put the oil, vinegars, mustard, sugar and salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk until evenly combined and thickened. Taste and season again if needed, then mix in the dill.
2. Put the spring onions, celery and fennel in a large salad bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss well.
3. Place half the cucumber and half the mixed leaves, Romaine lettuce and rocket in the bowl. Season, then top with the remaining cucumber, leaves, Romaine lettuce and rocket. Season well and chill for up to 4 hours

4. Just before serving, toss everything together. 

Tip
Don’t toss everything together until ready to serve, as the dressing will soften the leaves. The dressing can be chilled in the fridge for up to a week in a screw-top jar. Give it a good shake before using and add the dill just before serving. Use the best quality olive oil for the best flavour.
From original recipe here

You may want to try 'Posh Roasted Vegetables - The Mary Berry Way' see here



A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

34 comments:

Tom said...

...they both look great.

R's Rue said...

Yum

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful salad recipe ~ love it ^_^


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Valerie-Jael said...

Nice ideas! Have a good, new week, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The salad looks delicious, I would love the posh roasted veggies. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Elephant's Child said...

I do like a salad - though I will pass on the cucumber. Fortunately there are LOTS of other delicious green veg.

Chatty Crone said...

That salad looks delicious! Thanks.

Sue said...

Lovely, I do like a nice salad. Take care and have a great week, Sue xx

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

They both look tasty

Kaya said...

It's amazing how many delicious ideas you have! I started to skip salads, became lazy but looking at these nice salads I certainly will return back to them.
Stay safe and healthy!
I wish you a nice week with many more wonderful ideas!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Looks tasty. Time for salads, if the weather improves a little.

God bless.

Christine said...

Delicious salad recipe!

Martha said...

I always enjoy a nice salad. The roasted vegetables are definitely for me!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

delicious ideas! I'm reading this close to dinner time so you are making me a bit hungry!

DeniseinVA said...

My daughter-in-law is a big Mary Berry fan. I will have to give her your link. Thanks Jan :)

Jeanie said...

I love Mary Berry; I need to try her salad dressing for that very good salad!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I can smell it in my third eye

Lorrie said...

The salad idea looks interesting and tasty.

Margaret D said...

She is right in my book, a green salad is boring so always adding colour.

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!!
The salad recipe looks so delicious and the posh roasted veggies a perfect idea for lunch!
Than you for sharing! Have a lovely new week! Stay safe!
Dimi...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew Mary Berry was a Thbaker, but never knew she was famous for something other than baking. As salad greens get more available in our gardens, this sounds like a super idea.

handmade by amalia said...

My kind of salad. I adore Mary Berry and her way of making everything look simple.
Amalia
xo

Conniecrafter said...

I have never tried dill dressing, I am so excited that my Romaine lettuce is coming up :)
I agree with the dressing, I have gone to a couple pot luck dinners where they put the dressing on ahead of time and the lettuce is nasty

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, sweet Jan! I printed it out! I have lots of celery and I'll fetch the other ingredients today! God be with you, friend!

happyone said...

Many a day we enjoy a nice salad at our house. This looks delicious.

DVArtist said...

Yes I agree. My salads are a full meal. Lots of veggies, fruits and sometimes meats.

JFM/Jan said...

Both look delicious and healthy 🌷

Shari Burke said...

I can hear the crunch of that salad :-) Looks great!

Laurel Wood said...

I have been hungry for a salad all day!!!!! Thank you.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I eat a salad everyday for lunch, Jan, and I never get tired of it. Balsamic is my favorite dressing. I love Mary Berry! Thanks for sharing her recipe.

Miss Val's Creations said...

A delicious combination of ingredients! From some reason, watercress is not in any grocery stores near us. It is a great salad addition.

sandy said...

this looks so good. the roasted vegetables.

Teresa said...

Las ensaladas me encantan. Besos.

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