Eating healthily out here in the North Sea is not particularly inspiring!
|Warm winter salad|
Give them their due, they do try - but the selection is limited.
Munching my way through the 'same old' lettuce, tomato, onion and peppers, I could not help remembering the wonderfully tasty and 'different' salads that Karen has come up with.
She is a whizz at knocking up the most interesting meals.
Her last creation was the 'warm winter salad'.
Mixed greens and herbs of your choice
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Dried apricots, cut into thin slivers
Pan fried brown mushrooms, cut into strips
What to do:
1 - The French Dressing:
Pour equal parts oil and vinegar into a screw top jar
Add vinegar, mustard and cracked black pepper to taste
2 - The Caremalised walnuts:
Break the walnuts into smallish pieces
Put some mascovado or brown suger in an oven proof dish
Heat in a miscrowave for 1 to 2 minutes until well melted
Remove from microwave (with oven gloves) and immediately stir in the walnut pieces
Allow to cool and scoop off the plate
3 - Assemble:
Toss the greens, tomatoes and apricots in the dressing
Pile the mushrooms on top
Sprinkle with the caremalised walnuts
We served up with some haloumi slices which I had heated and browned in a pan while Karen was doing her bit. We also sprinkled some parmesan shavings as well!
And a lovely meal it was too!
For more low carb and meat free recipes go to the recipes home page - here.
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