I’m not fussed for lettuce at this time of year so I’m not bothered that the Spanish floods (I’m obviously sorry for anyone affected by adverse weather) have had a serious impact on the vegetables the UK imports from there. I can wait until the summer few short months of local salad and home grown produce.
I like to take a pot of ‘salad’ to work, it makes a change from soup or sandwiches and I thought I’d share a couple of mine.
Brown rice, cooked – I bring mine to the boil and then simmer for twenty minutes, then cool quickly
Frozen mixed veg , cooked
Gerkins, fined diced
Salad dressing, you could use what you have in the cupboard, but I made mine with 6 tablespoons of olive oil, two tablespoons of wine vinegar, salt, pepper, finely diced chilli and a teaspoon of honey. Put it all in a small jam jar, out the lid on and shake.
Combine it all and keep chilled until you need it. It will last a few days.
Another really cheap and simple salad is homemade coleslaw or rubyslaw in this case.
Red cabbage , very finely sliced 1/3rd
Onion, I used red, but any onions will do, very finely sliced- 1 onion
Carrots, roughly grated. 1 large carrot
Mayonnaise watered down with wine vinegar, and teaspoon of mustard – 4 tbsp mayo, 2 tbsp vinegar, 1 teaspoon of mustard
Mix together and this will keep in the fridge for a few days.
We had ours for supper with some goats cheese crumbled on top. I’ll eat this for lunch with sliced hard boiled eggs or a little chunk of cheddar.
I thought I would share my bargain with you.
I picked up some cooking bacon and paid £1.18 a kilo for it, then divided that into four bags. I’ll use it in casseroles, a ragu sauce or in carbonara, in fact in anything that would use lardons. I also divide it into chunks and grill it, let it cool and sprinkle over ‘salad’.
Anyone in the slightest bit worried about ‘saladgate’?
Love Froogs xxxxx