Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Summer Salads

Today I want to talk about food. Okay, okay, I want to talk about food every day. Let me rephrase that: today I am going to talk about food.

It is summer here and summer here is hot. Cooking starts to seem less like a chore and more like torture. Sticking needles in your eyeballs kind of torture. Hence the need for quick and easy salads on the days where it’s either that or cereal for the fifth night in a row.

So here are two of my favourite salad recipes that are delicious, nutritious (see what I did there?) and actually manage to fill you up. Note: I never put quantities in my recipes, just go with what feels right.

Rocket Salad (recipe from my sister)

Sundried Tomatoes
Baby Mushrooms
Baby Spinach
Feta Cheese
Olive Oil (or cooking oil if you’re like me and are too cheap to pay for olive oil and can’t taste the difference. And yes, I understand that it is extremely unhealthy to do that.)
Lots and lots of salt and pepper

Mix together in a big bowl. Ta-da!

Tofu Salad: Recipe and picture from here. It is modified a little bit because I am lazy and these ingredients are easier to get. But they include how much of each thing you should use, so head on over if yalikethatsortathing.

Tofu (I like to use Chinese soy tofu because it is smothered in soy sauce!)
Carrots (cut however is easiest because I can’t julienne anything)
Bean sprouts
Baby Spinach
Soy Sauce (lots! Nothing like getting your weeks worth of salt intake in one easy hit)
Kepis Manis
Sesame Seeds (it says to toast them, but who wants to spend time doing that?)

Mix together in a big bowl.

And there you have it, my favourite salad recipes for summer. Just a tip though: don’t eat them every single day for two weeks straight. You might not believe me right now, but you will get sick of them and your husband will say 'I told you so'...


nancy said...

yum yum yum! I absolutely love a huge bowl of salad (with a piece of crusty bread and butter on the side!).
trust me - I don't always eat healthy... chocolate (Nutella especially) is my Achilles heel!

ellie said...

This is so cool. But..I'm not sure what "rocket" is?

I love feta cheese, black olives, grape tomatoes. Looks like a lot of good stuff in these salads..here though..we are thinking of cranberry salad..which of course, I'll get at the deli for Thanksgiving.

lucy and sarah said...

I'm so glad you posted about salad!

Looks great!

Tuesdai Noelle said...

OoOoooOwww!? Looks delicious. You always have room for a good salad.... :)

demie said...

sitting by the windoe looking at the frost, reading your post about summer salad is a bit absurd, but a very very lovely thing anyway : )
( writing down the recipe...)

Ann said...

Looks real delish...

and since I'm a sucker for salads and all foods veggies I know I'll like it ♥

keishua said...

yummy. i sometimes get into a salad mood and nothing will satisfy but a big old bowl of greens. Glad to have to this in my arsenal.

New Life in Spain said...

Sounds delicious!!

Teresa said...

This sounds as tasty and soothing as an hot chocolate cup with marshmallows in Winter... which is what I'm having.
But reading your recipe - love the non quantity of ingredients on it: just keep throwing things in ahahahah - made me crave for Summer and Cruchy Salads.

Enjoy Summer, Lovely Girl!

Bonnie said...

I love salads. This sounds way too delicious.

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Anonymous said...

Yes! Salads make me so happy.

Ashley said...

MMMMMMmmm...I'm so hungry, and this looks so good, I think I'm going to eat my computer right now :)

Will have to try these!!

a!k0 said...

Oooo I love salads... :D This looks (sound) amazing :D This is something I should try :) thanks for sharing.



Kacey said...

I have no idea what rocket is but I would love to be able to say I'm eating it. It would make me laugh. You have some tasty sounding recipes there!

One of my chefs in culinary school used to say, "DEElicious, NUtritious!" about yummy things, even though it never was because it was cake decorating class... but that reminded me of him :D