Salads

Creamy Basil Dressing

By Gayatri A | December 6, 2016

This is one of my favourite salad dressings and is a perfect accompaniment to steamed or roasted baby chat potatoes.  I like to sprinkle the potatoes with some pine nuts, slice a cucumber and throw some whole basil leaves on top to garnish. 1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons pine …

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Moroccan Millet Salad – Gluten Free Vegan

By Gayatri A | August 10, 2015

  Millet is a nice change to using couscous or bulgar and it a great gluten free alternative.  Millet is a delicious, nutritious seed that is used as a grain, just like quinoa, but a fraction of the cost and doesn’t have the bitterness of quinoa.  I made this warm salad on Friday for The Mantra Room …

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Recipe -- Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad

Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad

By Gayatri A | August 23, 2014

  This exotic, tasty salad is very popular not only in Vietnam, but in many other Asian countries. It is full of cooling ingredients including green papaya, snow peas, radish, mint and coriander and is an excellent accompaniment to spicy dishes. It also makes a delicious, light and refreshing summer lunch or light dinner. a …

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Recipe -- Couscous Salad

Nutty Tabouli Salad

By Gayatri A | August 23, 2014

  This recipe is a tasty variation of traditional tabouli. In addition to the usual burghul, fresh parsley and tomato is a lovely combination of fresh asparagus, pecan nuts, almonds, pine nuts as well as a variety of fresh herbs. These additions have made this tabouli into a healthy, nutritious meal instead of just a …

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Recipe -- Chinese Risoni Salad

Chinese Risoni Salad

By Gayatri A | August 23, 2014

  Risoni is actually pasta that is shaped like rice and is available from the pasta section at most supermarkets. This particular salad combines a tasty Chinese style dressing with risoni, fresh asparagus and sesame oil giving it an unusual, exotic flavour. a Ingredients Salad 300g orzo or risoni 2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 green …

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Recipe -- Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

By Gayatri A | August 23, 2014

  This tasty salad is so filling that it is actually a meal in itself. It is a wonderful cool dish to serve in summertime as there is no cooking involved. It can be served quite simply or with lots of delicious extras such as diced tofu, peanuts, cashews or other nuts or vegetarian ham. …

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Recipe -- Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

By Gayatri A | August 23, 2014

  Cooling couscous salad is a perfect summer dish, light and easy to digest, not to mention tasty and nutritious. This full flavoured couscous salad combines the fresh taste of crisp garden vegetables, nutty chickpeas and sweet sultanas with a minted tahini dressing to give an exotic Middle Eastern experience. a Ingredients The couscous: 1½ …

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