Sunday, 10 August 2014

Bili's Summery Salads - Nicoise Salad, Coleslaw, Beetroot and Apple



Nicoise Salad


Ingredients
2 eggs
2 normal size lettuce
1 packet black olives
1 tomato
1/2 packet steamed green beans 
1 tin of tuna

Dressing
1 tblsp grainy mustard
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 drop of white vinegar
1tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp castor sugar

Serves 8

Method
Lay the lettuce on the oval dish. Isaac and Dixon like to use these for presentation. Next lay steamed green beans as in the picture. Hard boil the eggs for five minutes. Then just design the plate as seen above. For the dressing mix all the ingredients together and then drizzle liberally over the salad.


Coleslaw


Ingredients
1/2 large white cabbage
2 large carrots
1 green apple (secret ingredient!!)
375g mayonnaise
Handful of raisins 
Orange and cucumber for garnishing
Sprig parsley for garnishing

Serves 8

Method
Slice the cabbage and the carrots. Mix thoroughly with the mayonnaise. Sprinkle with the raisins. Garnish as you so desire. Dixon says "remember, you eat with your eyes!"


Beetroot and apple 


Ingredients
2 green apples
3 small beetroot
Handful of capers
Handful blue cheese and mint for garnishing
Bed of lettuce leaves for garnishing

Dressing
1 tblsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper

Serves 8

Method
Finely slice the apples and the peeled beetroot. Mix together with the dressing ingredients. Lay the lettuce on the bottom of the bowl. The apple and beetroot mixture place in the middle of the lettuce. Liberally sprinkle capers, blue cheese and mint over the top.

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