Category: Salads

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia Fruit Salad 300ml carton thickened cream 2 Tbsp icing sugar 1/4 cup plain yoghurt 1/2 cup flaked almonds 1 cup marshmallows, chopped 450g can crushed pineapple, drained 310g can mandarin segments, drained 1/2 cup coconut 1. Combine cream and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl, beat with...

Asian Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad

Asian Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad 4 cups baby spinach 1.5 kg skinless chicken breast 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2/3 cup sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger sesame seeds 1. Mix 4 tablespoons sesame oil, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and several drops of ginger soy...

Asparagus and Pesto Salad

Asparagus and Pesto Salad 2 Tablespoons walnut pieces 650g pumpkin cut into 2cm pieces little bit of oil 20g basil leaves 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon grated parmesan 2 bunches asparagus Heat oven to 180C toast walnuts for 5 mins set aside. Put pumpkin and a little oil in...

Avocado and Prawn Salad

Avocado and Prawn Salad The dressing and prawns can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge. Slice the avocados at the last minute as they tend to discolour if prepared too far in advance. 2 ripe, but not too soft, avocados 200g fresh cooked prawns, shell on,...

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad 4 medium potatoes, cubed 2 hardboiled eggs, quartered 1 cup cooked, diced bacon 1 tbsp mixed herbs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 250ml thickened cream 1 shallot, finely sliced 1. Boil potatoes until just tender, allow to cool and place in a large bowl. 2. Add...

Balsamic Chicken and Bean Salad

Balsamic Chicken and Bean Salad Serves 4 500g chicken breast, trimmed and sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered 125g beans, trimmed and sliced 100g baby spinach leaves 1. Place chicken into a shallow dish. Toss through...

Barbequed Kangaroo Loin On Warm Vegie Salad

Barbequed Kangaroo Loin On Warm Vegie Salad 2 kangaroo fillets 1 red capsicum 1 zucchini 1 clove garlic 1 Spanish onion 1 small egg plant 6 mushrooms olive oil balsamic vinegar salt and pepper 1. Salt, pepper and lightly oil the fillets. 2. Dice the onion and garlic. 3....

Basmati Rice Salad

Basmati Rice Salad 1 1/2 cups yellow lentils 1 1/2 cups basmati rice 315g cannelloni or Soya beans, cooked 4 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 continental cucumber, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped 1/2 cup basil leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon garlic chives,...

BBQ Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Chilli, Mint and Lime

BBQ Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Chilli, Mint and Lime 2 chicken breasts 1 tsp vegetable oil 3 tbsp fresh mint leaves 3 tbsp fresh coriander Sea salt and pepper 1/4 iceberg lettuce 1/3 pkt rice noodles (thin ones) Dressing: 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp Thai fish...

Beef, Noodle and Vegetable Salad

Beef, Noodle and Vegetable Salad Serving size: Serves 2 Recipe can be prepared 3 hours ahead. Store covered, in refrigerator. Not suitable to freeze. Vegetables can be microwaved. 1 tablespoon oil 300g piece beef eye-fillet steak 100g rice vermicelli 1/2 bunch (about 6 spears) fresh asparagus 1 carrot 50g...

Best Ever Potato Salad

Photo by Mel Best Ever Potato Salad 6 Large potatoes 5 eggs 300g Praise creamy traditional mayonnaise 1/2 cup milk (low fat is fine) 3 shallots/spring onions, sliced 2 Tbsp parsley flakes Salt and pepper to taste Boil cut potatoes until you can slide a fork or skewer through...

Chicken and Mango Salad

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chicken and Mango Salad Serves 4 4 (about 120g each) chicken breasts, fat and sinew trimmed 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60ml (1/4 cup) rice vinegar 1 lime, juiced 1 Tbsp caster sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly...

Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad

Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad Serves 4 300g packet soba noodles, cooked and cooled 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (see variation) 2 Lebanese cucumbers, finely chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander Dressing: 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 1 tablespoon sweet...

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Prep and cook time: 30 mins to 1 hour Serves: 4 1.3kg chicken 1 few black peppercorns and bay leaves 2 x 5ml spoons cumin seeds Handful of almonds 2 x 15ml spoons whole milk natural yoghurt 3 x 15ml spoons mayonnaise 2 lemons, juiced and zested...

Chicken Salad with Spiced Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken Salad with Spiced Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella 4 x 200g chicken breast fillets (skin on) * 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 buffalo mozzarella balls ** or 6 bocconcini, torn into bite-sized pieces 4 prosciutto slices, torn 2 cups rocket leaves Spiced Figs: 1 cup...

Chicken, Pecan and Apple Salad with Grilled Polenta

Chicken, Pecan and Apple Salad with Grilled Polenta Serves 4-6 2 bay leaves (fresh or dried) 6 black peppercorns 1/2 brown onion 2 x 4cm pieces lemon peel 2 chicken breasts, on the bone 1/2 cup lightly roasted pecans, roughly chopped 2 Granny Smith apples, cored, sliced into fine...

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad 1 tin of Chickpeas, drained 1 whole fresh tomato 1 large sprig of parsley juice of half a lemon olive Oil Add the tin of drained Chickpeas to a small salad bowl. Finely chop parsley and tomato, add to chickpeas. Squeeze Lemon Juice over mix and add...

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad Utensils: large bowl chopping board knife vegetable peeler wooden spoon Ingredients: 2 oranges your favourite fresh fruits such as: grapes banana peach pear apple melon kiwi fruit berries pawpaw pineapple Method: 1. Wash the fruit under the tap. Ask an adult to peel the pineapple and slice...

Green Pasta Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Green Pasta Salad Serves: 6 500g green fettuccine 250g cherry tomatoes 2 small Lebanese or pickling cucumbers 250g rocket 1 medium red onion, finely sliced 250g bocconcini black olives for garnish Basil Pesto: 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon...

Hellenic Grain Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Hellenic Grain Salad Serves 2 1/2 bunch coriander, chopped by hand 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped by hand 1/4 red onion, finely diced by hand 1/2 cup freekah (or cracked wheat or quinoa) 1/4 cup Puy lentils 1 Tbsp each – toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted slivered...

Lentil Feta Salad

Lentil Feta Salad 1 cup lentils du Puy (or regular brown or green lentils) 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup shredded flat-leaf parsley 12 fresh mint leaves 1/2 red onion, finely sliced 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced into...

Lime and Chilli Beef Salad

Lime and Chilli Beef Salad Serves 4 450gm round steak sliced thinly cos lettuce 200gm rice vermicelli (or mung bean noodles) 2 celery sticks sliced thinly or grated 1 carrot grated 100gm bean sprouts 1/4 cup lime juice 4 shallots 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce or 1 tsp chilli,...

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad 1 cup macaroni 1/2 capsicum (preferably red) 1 stalk celery 2 eschalots or 1 onion 1 small can corn kernels (150g) 1. Fill a large saucepan 3/4 full with water and bring to boil. 2. Add macaroni and cook 10 mins. Test for tenderness. 3. Drain through...

Panzanella

Panzanella Preheat oven to 240°C (fan-forced). Break a 1-2 day old ciabatta loaf into about 2cm-cubed chunks. Roll in olive oil, season, place on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a bowl. Add 6 diced tomatoes, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 sliced...

Potato Salad

Potato Salad 12 even-sized chat potatoes 1 egg 4 bacon rashers, rind and excess fat trimmed, finely chopped 60g (1/4 cup) good-quality whole-egg mayonnaise 40g sour cream 1 small garlic clove, crushed 30g drained gherkins, finely chopped 1/4 cup loosely packed finely chopped fresh dill 4 green shallots, ends...

Rice Salad

Rice Salad 1 cup rice 3 radishes 2 stalks celery 2 eschalots 1 small can corn kernels (150g) 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1. Fill a large saucepan 3/4 fill with water and bring to boil. 2. Add rice and cook for 20 minutes. Test for tenderness. 3. Rinse and...

Rice Salad

Rice Salad 2 cups cooked basmati rice 1/8 cup french dressing 1/8 cup mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoons spring onions chopped 1/2 cup corn kernels drained 1/4 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon mustard (dry) black pepper to taste 1/4 cup celery chopped 1/4 cup carrots julienned 1/4 cup capsicum mixed julienned...

Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad Serves: 4 3 pears, cored and sliced into 8 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and finely sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 cups mixed salad leaves 100g blue cheese or sheep fetta, crumbled 4 slices pancetta, grilled 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1....

Salad with Asian Dressing

Photo by Julie O’Malley Salad with Asian Dressing Serves 4 2 cups cooked brown rice (150g uncooked), cooled 1 (500g) sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped, roasted, cooled Seeds of 1 pomegranate 100g baby spinach leaves 1 large carrot, finely shredded 2 cooked chicken breast fillets, shredded 1 cup (100g)...

Spiced Lamb, Couscous and Spinach Salad

Spiced Lamb, Couscous and Spinach Salad 3/4 cup (180ml) Olive Oil 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 small fresh red Thai chilli, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 (600g) lamb back straps (eye of loin) 1/3...

Thai-style Mango Salad with Griddled Prawns

Thai-style Mango Salad with Griddled Prawns Prep and cook time: Up to 30 mins Serves: 4 20 large, headless tiger prawns 4 skewers 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, grated 20g pack fresh coriander, chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped 4 tablespoons fresh limejuice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1...

Tuna and Rice Salad

Tuna and Rice Salad 2 cup cooked rice 2 cans tuna 1 can drained green peas 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Dash hot sauce 1/2 cup mayonnaise 8 whole tomatoes Salad greens Mix rice with all ingredients. Chill. Cut...

Warm Potato Salad with Sweet Chilli Sour Cream

Warm Potato Salad with Sweet Chilli Sour Cream 1kg chat potatoes, halved, rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 3/4 cup light sour cream 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 green onions, chopped 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place potato, in a single layer, in a large roasting...

Watermelon and Berry Salad with Buckwheat

Photo by Julie O’Malley Watermelon and Berry Salad with Buckwheat 2 tablespoons raw buckwheat kernels 2 tablespoons shredded coconut 2 tablespoons pistachios, coarsely chopped 800g seedless watermelon, skin removed, cut into wedges 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 125g fresh raspberries 190g (2/3 cup) natural yoghurt, to serve Preheat the oven...

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad Utensils: salad plate cutting board knife spoon tea-towel Ingredients: lettuce leaves 1 slice of watermelon 3 cm thick 1 cup cottage cheese strawberries Method: 1. Wash the lettuce leaves under cold tap water, then pat them dry with the tea-towel. Arrange the lettuce on a salad plate....