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Avocado Salad Recipe

Avocado Salad Photo : Jackie Cameron

Avocado Salad
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Avocado Salad Recipe

An entire salad devoted to the versatile avocado is nutritious and tasty. The sliced red onion awakens the palate allowing the flavours to come through. Fresh green apples, bean sprouts and the optional extra of smoked salmon enhance everything the avo has to offer. Delicious!

Avocado, Red Onions, sliced Green Apple and Bean Sprouts with Smoked Salmon Salad

Yields :  4

Ingredients :

Dressing

6 T Olive Oil

3 T freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper

1 t Sugar

Salad

2 Avocado-sliced

1 Granny Smith Green Apple

80g Red Onion – sliced

½ punnet Bean sprouts

100g Smoked Salmon

Method :

1) Add the lemon juice to the olive oil and whisk. Season with salt and pepper, then add the sugar

2) Slice the apple and the avocado and place the above dressing over this. Remove the apple and avocado on service and keep the left over dressing

3) Use a flat plate (we used a mirror as our “plate”) and layer your salad as you wish including all the ingredients

4) Finish with a grind of black pepper and a drizzle of the remaining dressing

 Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713

Strawberry Salad Recipe

Strawberry Salad Photo: Jackie Cameron

Strawberry Salad
Photo: Jackie Cameron

Strawberry Salad Recipe

Strawberries are superb now, I suggest a strawberry, Parma ham, blue cheese and walnut salad, with fresh rocket leaves. The saltiness of the blue cheese and Parma ham compliments the sweetness of the fruit. Sensational!

Strawberry, Parma Ham, Walnut, Blue Cheese and fresh Rocket Salad

Yields : 4

Ingredients :

80 g Strawberry - quartered

6 pieces Parma Ham

90 g Blue Cheese

40 g Roasted Walnuts

30 g Fresh Rocket

Olive Oil

Method :

1) Mix all the above ingredients together and finish with a drizzle of olive oil

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron 
Head Chef 
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713

Roasted Butternut Salad Recipe

Roasted Butternut Salad with Brown Lentils  Photo : Jackie Cameron

Roasted Butternut Salad with Brown Lentils
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Roasted Butternut Salad Recipe

A braai “aint” a braai without the humble butternut. Try this roasted and pan-caramelised butternut salad served with brown lentils, “shisa” red chillies, seared tender baby leeks and creamy feta cheese. It provides for an interesting combination of slightly sweet and savoury. Tantalising!

Roasted Butternut Salad with Brown Lentils, “shisa” Red Chillies, baby Leeks and Creamy Feta Cheese

Yields : 4

Ingredients :

Dressing

4 T Olive Oil

2 T White Wine Vinegar

1 T Chilli Powder

Salad

½ cup uncooked Brown Lentils

290 g cooked Butternut

90g Butter

5ml salted Butter

8 Baby Leeks - cut in half

70g Goat’s Cheese Feta (or normal creamy feta cheese)

Red Chilli to taste-sliced

Salt and Pepper

Method:

1) For the dressing add the white wine vinegar to the olive oil and flavour with the chilli powder. Set aside

2) Soak, cook the lentils and set aside to cool

3) Cut blocks of butternut, roast with the 90g butter until caramelised. Set aside to cool

4) In 5ml butter pan sear the leeks and set aside

5) Incorporate all the ingredients together finishing with the fresh red chilli, salt and pepper to taste and the feta cheese

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron 
Head Chef 
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713