Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A trio of salads for Britain's Got Salad

Here's my own contribution to Britain's Got Salad...a trio of salads, which all just happen to be vegan: 

Mushroom and Coriander Salad

  • 250g/10oz chestnut or mixed mushrooms, wiped and sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced or sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander/cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Heat the oil up in a pan and add the mushrooms and onion.
Cook until soft and then the ground coriander. Cook for a further minute, then add the garlic and balsamic vinegar.
Heat until most of the juices have evaporated and then remove from the heat. 
Finally add the fresh coriander and stir through.
Serve warm or cold.

Spicy Store-cupboard S
  • 100g/4oz tinned sweetcorn, drained (use fresh when in season)
  • 100g/4oz roasted sweet red peppers from a jar, diced (or cook your own)
  • ½ red onion, diced finely
  • 1-2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Finely chopped pickled jalapeño chilli to taste (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Mix all ingredients together and serve!

Lemony Potato and Pepper Salad
  • 2 large potatoes, diced into 2-3 cm/1" chunks
  • 1 large/2 small sweet potatoes, diced into 2-3 cm/1" chunks
  • 2 yellow or orange bell peppers, diced into 2-3 cm/1" chunks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • Black pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a roasting dish at 200C/Fan 190C/Gas 6.
Par boil the potatoes (not the sweet potatoes) for 5 minutes. Drain.
Add both types of potato to the roasting dish and turn to coat with the oil. Roast for 20-30 minutes, until starting to brown.
Add the diced pepper, lemon zest, black pepper and rosemary to the same dish and turn the potatoes.
Bake for a further 15-20 minutes or until all of the vegetables are cooked and slightly crispy.
Remove from the oven.
Pour the lemon juice over while the dish is still warm and mix gently to coat.
Serve warm or cold.
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  1. The lemony potato and pepper salad has my eye! I think I'll try making all three next time we have a picnic, no one ever brings enough fruit & veg. :)

  2. I hope you enjoy them Tor. We just had the potato salad with our dinner this evening.

  3. I also like the look of the lemony potatoes. But then I never met a carbohydrate I didn't like.

  4. Mmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm and mmmmmmmmm. I think that just about sums it up :)

  5. Lovely trio! Very tempted to try your mushroom salad. Thank you for visiting my blog!

    1. Thanks Galina...hope you enjoy the mushroom salad.

  6. Amazing! I have to say that I'm not a big fan of salad-the word just conjures up images of lettuce and cucumber and I can't get past that image!.

    But this just goes to show that salads don't have to be bland and I'll definately give these a go.

    1. Thanks...I hope you like them.


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