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Monday, 6 July 2020

Summer Salad ... full of great ingredients !


I know in July 2020 it is still not easy or even allowed to meet up in larger groups, but when your Covid 19 restrictions allow and your thoughts turn to a summer/early Autumn BBQ or buffet, this salad is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. It could be served with lamb kebabs (or other food of your choice), it certainly makes for an impressive feast!

Ingredients
Serves Six
400g black beans, drained
2 large handfuls baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
500g heritage tomatoes, chopped into large chunks
½ cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds scooped out and sliced on an angle
1 mango, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 large red onion, halved and finely sliced
6-8 radishes, sliced
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
100g feta, crumbled
handful of herbs (reserved from the dressing)
For the dressing
large bunch mint
small bunch coriander
small bunch basil
1 fat green chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 small garlic clove
100ml extra virgin olive oil
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp honey

Method
1. Make the dressing by blending all of the ingredients in a food processor (or very finely chop them), saving a few herb leaves for the salad. You can make the dressing up to 24 hrs before serving.
2. Scatter the beans and spinach over a large platter. Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber, mango, onion and radishes on top and gently toss together with your hands. Top the salad with the avocados, feta and herbs, and serve the dressing on the side.

Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 30g Carbs 18g Fibre 7g Protein 8g
From original idea here

So many good ingredients, but you may think there are others that could also be included … what do you think? 

Dear reader you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. 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

35 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

So yummy! Thanks for sharing! Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Perfect as this week is going to be wicked hot and humid

This N That said...

What a great looking salad..I would have to take out a couple of things but it would still be yummy...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sounds wonderful. We've made some big meals lately and need a salad supper soon! Enjoy your week!

Susan Kane said...

this sounds great. We must go to the market in the p.m. or tomorrow. Getting the ingredients will be fun.

Ela said...

This salad looks great, I'm sure it tastes wonderful!
Greetings

Catarina said...

I love these salads!!

Elephant's Child said...

Yum.
What I include would depend on what was available. Some olives would be nice, and perhaps a small handful of fresh peas...

Sue said...

Ooh feta, love it! xx

Sandi said...

YUM!

Tom said...

...looks cool and refreshing.

NatureFootstep said...

good food, easy to make. And, a feast for the eyes.

Martha said...

So yummy! Perfect for summer.

Bill said...

A nice refreshing salad, yum!

happyone said...

Love salads like this!!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Yes, very tasty indeed. Thanx Jan.

God bless.

Rose said...

Sounds yummy...I love salads in summer. Well, any time, but especially in summer.

Evi Erlinda said...

The best and healthiest salad ever!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a great summer salad! Sounds wonderful during these hot, humid days.

Lee said...

That's a lovely salad. It's not salad weather here at present...more stew, casserole or curry weather....or hot, thick pea and ham soup! :)

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

For the horrible heatwave we are having, salads like this sound like the best!

Margaret D said...

Looks delicious and even in winter here we eat salads in this house.

Christine said...

Refreshing!

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
I love these salads and feta!
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!
Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Lorrie said...

Sounds like a delicious and filling salad. I'm longing for hot days when salads for supper will be a good thing.

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious. I am a great fan of making my own dressing too.

Iris Flavia said...

Sounds yum! Sadly right now rather hot-soup weather...

Ella said...

That is a great Summer Salad!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks also for the support in my difficult period of illness!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looks delicious, perfect for a hot summer day! Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

R's Rue said...

Yum.

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW, this looks absolutely scrumptious...and so healthy too! I can't wait to try it!!
Many thanks for sharing...😊

Hope you are having a great day.

Hugs xxx

Jeanie said...

That looks so refreshing! And the dressing would be good on so many different salads.

Debbie said...

i love salads during the summer. this one looks so good!!

My name is Erika. said...

This looks really amazing.

Snowbird said...

I'll have to save this....how utterly delicious.xxx