Monday, May 21

Super salads...

Well its been a while since I've updated my blog and I feel a bit like a neglectful mother so in the next couple fo hours/days you are gonna be seeing a whole lotta lovin' and action! I have heaps of recipes to post so hopefully I can get most up here pretty quickly! This first one is from about a month ago. My greatest friend and I treated ourselves out to lunch on a beautiful autumn day. We found a great little cafe with lots of fresh and seasonal produce and, being the responsible and healthy people we are, we each chose a delicious salad. We were so impressed with what came out that I had to steal the recipe just for you guys! So here we have two fantastic, delicious, restaurant quality salads for you to indulge in. Enjoy!

Manuka Smoked Salmon, Cherry Tomato, Avocado and Pinenut Salad.

-100 grams Manuka Smoked Salmon roughly diced
-Handful Cherry Tomatoes roasted for 15minutes
-1 Avocado, diced
-Cos Lettuce
Mix all ingredients together in a large salad bowl.

Whisk 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil and 1 Teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar together and drizzle over salad before serving

Salt & Pepper Squid with Sundried Tomatoes & Rocket in a Chilli Lime Dressing

1 Squid Tube sliced thinly into rings
          -Coat with whisked egg then dip into almond flour, coarse black pepper and salt mix
          -Fry in a shallow pan with 1-2cm of Olive Oil
Sundried Tomatoes
1 Avocado, diced
Rocket leaves
Pancetta - grilled till crispy
Mix all ingredients in a large salad bowl

Whisk together
     - 1/3 cup Olive Oil
     - 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
     - 1 Teaspoon Chilli
Drizzle over salad before serving

Both salads are impressive, although the Squid salad is a little more work. Let me know if you get a chance to make either, I'd love to hear how they went!