Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today’s recipe is a nice and easy salad, perfect for a light lunch or as a side with your dinner. In the photo you can see that I ate the salad with Potato and Kale Fritters (another recipe I will be posting soon). I like this salad because it is random and uses a basic range of ingredients that aren’t too expensive. I think the taste would suit most people but feel free to play around with the ingredients and use orange juice and zest, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds or shallots.
A’s Salad – you can decide how much of each ingredient you want to use depending on how many people are eating it. I made this as one portion.
Small handful of raisins – soaked in orange juice
50g brown rice
1 tbsp pine nuts – toasted
Handful of lettuce – shredded
Few slices of red onion
Zest of 1/2 an orange
1 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Put the raisins to soak in orange juice overnight.
Rinse and cook the rice, I like to use salt, thyme and butter but you can make it plain if preferred.
Toast the pine nuts and set aside. Wash the lettuce, shred it finely and leave to fully dry. Finely slice the onion and set aside.
Zest the orange and put in a bowl with the pine nuts, lettuce and onion.
Make a super basic vinaigrette using 1 tbsp of orange juice, 2 tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Once the rice is cooked, mix in the with salad, add the raisins and drizzle the vinaigrette over the top.
Let me know if you make this salad or what your favourite salad recipes are!
I feel like it’s been really quite on my blog recently, regardless of that 😛 I still have great posts to share with the WordPress world.
These biscuits are mini circles of goodness, which everyone will enjoy 😉 it’s one of those random recipes where I just throw lots of my favourite things together and it turned out pretty well, kind of like a shortbread texture but with chocolate, flaked almonds and raisins.
*you will need small 4cm biscuit cutters and a rolling pin*
30g toasted, flaked almonds
115g plain flour (extra for rolling out the dough)
Pinch of salt
35g castor sugar
50g milk chocolate, broken in chunks
1. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
2. Weigh out the ingredients into a large bowl first using a wooden spoon to combine, then use your hands to form a dough.
3. Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and sprinkle some flour over the surface and on the rolling pin.
4. Take the dough from the fridge and roll out to 1cm thick then using your cutter press through the dough (it might be slightly difficult pressing through the chocolate and raisins) space the dough circles onto each tray.
5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden at the edges. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 mins before placing on a cooling rack to fully cool down.