Sunday, 24 August 2014

Summery Salads - Apple and nut salad, beetroot and pear, fresh orange coleslaw


Apple and nut salad

Normally the guys do this with a mayonnaise dressing but we were having coleslaw this day so it seemed a bit overkill. Dixon and I turned to our kitchen guru, Donna Hay and we found a delicious ranch esque dressing. With a bit of improvisation of lacking ingredients, here is our recipe!

3 apples chunked
250g packet of mixed nuts

3 tblsp milk
1/4 cup (60g) cream
75g crumbled blue cheese
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard 
2 tsp chopped spring onions
1 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

Beetroot and pear salad

10 beetroot
820g tinned pear half's 
1 packet of sunflower seeds

Peel the beetroots and boil until tender. Chop up the beetroot and pear halfs into chunks. Sprinkle the sunflower seeds over liberally. This delightful recipes requires no extra dressing. 

Fresh orange coleslaw

The team still weren't happy putting two creamy salads out, so we decided for a fresh orange dressing instead for our coleslaw. Much healthier too!

1/2 white cabbage finely sliced
2 large carrots finely sliced

2 Oranges, zest of 1
1tblsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper

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