Carrot salad

This is one of my gran’s specialty recipes that she always used to make for family braais.

She never wrote the recipe down for this salad, but my mum helped me to put together this salad.

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Carrot salad

  • 8 x carrots, grated.
  • 2 x onions, chopped.
  • 1 x green pepper, chopped.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1/3 x cup white wine vinegar.

Method:

  • Mix everything together in a bowl.
  • Pop into the fridge to chill and enjoy with a lekker braai

Strawberry salad

This recipe I stole with my eyes.

I saw it on another persons facebook wall and I replicated it at home. I normally make this salad without the strawberries. But I did have a couple of berries laying in the fridge so I thought why not. No harm in trying new things.

Its an okay salad, but I think the strawberries I used were not sweet enough.

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Ingredients:

  • Lettuce leaves, chopped.
  • Strawberries, cleaned and hulled.
  • Cucumber, cubed.
  • Avocadoes, peeled and cubed.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mayonnaise

Method:

  • Mix everything together in a bowl, so that everything is nicely coated with the mayonnaise.

Beetroot and cremezola cheese salad

I once saw Lorraine Pascale make a salad similar to this and you know me, I just had to try and replicate it myself.

I of course could not stand the smell of blue cheese by itself so I opted rather for a cremezola cheese which is just soo delicious.

 

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Ingredients:

1 x pack ready made salad mix.

1 x pack beetroot cubes.

1 x block of cremezola cheese.

Chopped walnuts.

Balsamic vinegar salad dressing.

Method:

Rinse and place your salad mix in a bowl.

Spread the cubed beetroot over the leaves.

Break the cremezola up with your hands and sprinkle it over the top.

Sprinkle the walnuts over the top.

Finally drizzle the salad dressing over the top and toss.

Patcha chutney

I love to make this dish.

It is so simple and easy that there is no set recipe for it.

The recipe I have provided is the basic recipe but you can add more tomatoes if the onion is too much or add more onion if the tomatoe is too much its all about how much you like or how you feel about the dish when you look at it. What does your instinct say.

This is a perfect salad to go with any curries.

I do not actually know the correct name for this salad, but growing up we used to call it patcha chutney.

 

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Ingredients:

  • 2 x tomatoes, chopped.
  • 1 x onion, chopped.
  • 3 x green chillies, chopped.
  • 3 x tbsp. white wine vinegar…. You can add more.
  • Pinch of salt.

Method:

  • In a bowl, add the chopped chillies, chopped tomatoes and chopped onions.
  • Add the salt and mix.
  • Add the vinegar and mix well, so that everything is nicely combined.
  • Pop in the fridge to chill and have with a nice strong curry.

Sex and the city fan salad

I am a huge Sex and the city fan. I have the movies, the box set of the all the seasons, the book… so you get the picture that I am a HUGE fan.

To celebrate International Women’s day I thought I should celebrate the salad that Charlotte and her first Husband ate just before he proposed to her.

I love that scene so much. Also the salad looked so appetizing. I of course tweaked it by adding salti craks, but you are more than welcome omit the salti cracks when you make yours.

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You will need the following:

  • Salti cracks.
  • Salt and pepper to season.
  • Balsamic vinegar.
  • Sliced tomatoe.
  • Mozzarella cheese that you have cut in circles using a cooking cutter.
  • Fresh basil leaves.

How to assemble:

  • Lay the salti cracks down on a plate.
  • Add your slices of tomatoe.
  • Add the basil leaves ontop of the tomatoe.
  • Add the cheese circles.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the top

Sit back, relax and watch an episode of sex and the city πŸ™‚

Carrot raita

Believe it or not. I actually came across this recipe by mistake. I originally set out to make carrot pickle and it didn’t go according to plan, but I carried on with the recipe and here we are.

I love this salad, whenever I made it, there is never left overs.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 x carrots, grated.
  • 1 x tbsp. cooking oil.
  • 1 x tsp mustard seeds.
  • 1 x tsp cumin seeds.
  • Β½ x tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 x onion, chopped.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 Β½ x cup buttermilk/amasi

Method:

  • Gentle fry the carrots in oil till they start to become soft.
  • Add the seeds and continue to fry until the pop.
  • Add the turmeric powder, stir will and take off the heat.
  • Add the onion.
  • Add the buttermilk and stir till the mixture is well combined.