Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )

Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Red Cabbage and Fresh Herb Salad with Cider Vinegar and Yoghurt Dressing

If your looking for a different kind of salad that is both tangy, crunchy, delicious and with a high nutrient count this Red Cabbage and fresh herb Salad with Cider Vinegar and Yoghurt Dressing provides anti-inflammatory benefits, will boost your immune system and help to give you a natural glow. This little salad is the…

Traditional Greek Salad & how to achieve that authentic flavour

Many debate about what goes into a Greek salad in order to reproduce that insanely robust and fresh flavour. What should be agreed upon is that a Greek salad is meant to be uncomplicated and fresh – and by fresh: the tomatoes should be sun-ripened on the vine not rose coloured but vivid deep red,…

Healthy Salt & Pepper Prawn and Calamari Salad ( Shrimp and Squid )

Whip up this Australian favourite at your next barbeque or perfect for entertaining your guests in the summer months. Refreshing and healthy, lightly marinated can be cooked on a barbeque or hot plate without deep frying. Have eaten numerous versions of this salad during Australia’s hot summer months and have never grown tired of it….

Immune Boosting Mediterranean Herb, Beetroot & Quinoa Salad

Summery salads are not only useful for summer but also have their place during winter. The high nutrient herbs in this salad provide anti-inflammatory benefits and will boost your immune system during the time of year when we are all susceptible to our immune systems being compromised.  What is wonderful though, is that this salad…

Black-eyed Bean, Spinach and Haloumi Salad

This vibrant salad features black eyed beans which are a protein rich creamy textured white legume, high in iron, folate and B vitamins. Black eyed beans are soft yet firm and flavoursome without having to try too hard and are also distinctively marked with a dark dot like mark. They beans are allowed to marinade…

Roasted Chickpea and Pumpkin Couscous Salad

The Honey and Paprika Roasted Pumpkin is the key ingredient to the Roasted Chickpea and Pumpkin Couscous Salad featured here. The chickpeas are delicately spiced and baked along with the Honey and Paprika Pumpkin slithers. This warm salad has varied textures, colours and flavours for a Moroccan inspired dish and is a perfect accompaniment to…

Never Boring Brown Lentil and Quinoa Salad

If you had to describe what your ideal  salad is what would it be? Is it a fresh green garden salad with a few greens mixed in together. Don’t get me wrong a garden salad serves its purpose but for some people a few leaves wouldn’t hit the mark. I’m that sort of person. When…