Monday, September 6, 2010

A salad for spring

Gosh, when did I last post about a salad? As many of you (and with that I mean one or two of my three readers!) know, I eat a salad for lunch every day (for example here and here and here and here). They are usually a variation on the same theme: something green, something fruity, something cheesy, something nutty, something for colour, with an interesting dressing added. This one was particularly inspired, I thought.

Mange tout, stirfried in a little olive oil with whatever fresh herbs you have available - I added a bit of thyme and a few leaves of origanum. Use this as the base of your salad, then add slices of pear, some baby tomatoes (for colour) and feta. I finished it off with a salad dressing made of leftover basil pesto, olive oil and lemon juice, with a dash of sea salt and ground black pepper. I shake up all my salad dressing ingredients in a jam jar with a screw top, Jamie Oliver-style. The salad needed nuts, but unfortunately I had none. Some toasted pine nuts would have rounded it off nicely, I think.

7 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Delicious (except for the tomatoes - I have never liked tomatoes!!). Perhaps I should start having a salad everyday, then my clothes wouldn't be quite as tight!

Esti said...

I'm in the mood for salad today, so this picture has been rather inspiring :)

Leenie said...

A beautiful salad! You are ever so creative with your greens and goodies. I tried your apple, nut spinach and sea salt salad and have kept it as a great idea for lunch ever since.

Linda Sue said...

Your salad makes me nothing but hungry and that is not a good thing, Miss!
A baboon over your fence- OH MY! That would scare Dexter quite a lot! Snous is very brave!
A tat-do it! Why not! Other than pain I can think of no reason...have been thinking to decorate all of my age spots...I would be an inky mess!

editor said...

you're an inspiration. i bought salad for dinner tonight. yes, bought. spinach leaves, Parmesan, olives, oranges, red onions and a vinaigrette.
i wrote a response to your reply on UpandDownTown to clarify. :)

Sarah said...

Sounds yummy! I have recently been having salad for lunch every day-though I ruined it all by having fish and chips for tea today-ohwell! Yes my address is still the same-thanks!

arcadia said...

How lovely and refreshing that looks!