Summer is totally about quick, easy, fresh and tasty.
So over the next wee while that’s what I’m gonna give you.
There may or may not be a lot of reading involved on your behalf- which means there may or may not be a lot of writing on my behalf- it also means more time for you to spend out on the deck in the sun eating a yummy salad and drinking a crisp Pinot Gris…
I love raw broccoli- slightly spicy, great texture and such a beautiful colour.
Raw Broccoli and Cranberry Salad
Raw Broccoli – cut into small pieces- kinda like couscous
Your favorite vinagrette (balsamic, oil, seeded mustard, honey)
Mix everything together and enjoy- seriously it is that easy!
This is also great if you add some chilli flakes for a bit of heat, or avocado, feta, wild rice even red rice for texture.
Sometimes you just crave flavours and textures, on a warm afternoon as it starts to cool down with the setting sun I crave something fresh, crunchy and light yet creamy and amazingly tasty.
At this time of year salad vegetables are a plenty so you can add in or leave out what ever you like- and the dressing… well i could eat it on anything… it would go wonderful on a cold japaneese noodle salad with toasted sesame seeds and even some grilled chicken…
Everything slaw with Creamy Asian Avocado dressing
Coriander (mint would also be lovely)
I like to cut the vegetables in long thin pieces like a traditional coleslaw.
Toast in a dry pan a selection of nuts and seeds, I used:
Creamy Asian Avocado Dressing
1 small clove Garlic- finely grated
1/4tsp Ginger- finely grated
Small handful Roquette or Spinach
Tamari/ Soy sauce to taste
Juice 1 Lime
Blend everything till creamy- Adjust flavours to desired taste
Add a little water to thin if you want to use as a salad dressing.