Posts in salad
Sarah Farrington's Creamy Coriander Microgreen Dressing Recipe

Once seen as garnish in restaurants, microgreens have become known for their superior nutrient qualities – all thanks to a 2014 study, where researchers at the US Department of Agriculture, discovered that nearly all the 25 varieties of microgreens tested, had 4-6 times more vitamins and phytochemicals than mature leaves from the same plant.

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Connor Benn's Potato Salad

Connor Benn, of Kloof in KwaZulu-Natal, was the first male to join the school. His friendly smile and enthusiasm for food are enchanting. Connor’s gran’s potato salad, taught to him when he was eight years old, is his firm favourite. It takes him back to family Sunday braais. His dad was responsible for cooking the lamb chops, his mother made the “most delicious” garlic bread and he provided the salad. “It was always a winner,” he admits, as he displays that captivating grin.

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Emily's Frankies' Ginger Ham and Green Bean Salad

The recipe student Emily Schmidt selected includes the use of ginger beer and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare her Frankie’s Ginger-Beer Poached Gammon. I know that as you look at the photograph (taken by the school’s new photographer, Kate Martens) and read up the recipe, you’ll be asking yourself why you save gammon for Christmas.

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Smoked Trout Terrine Salad

As with most of Karen Edwards' suggestions, this smoked salmon trout terrine is light, fresh and simply delicious. I consider it an ideal way to make and present smoked salmon trout. I hope we taught her some cooking tips along the way.

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Avocado & Asparagus Salad

The avocado-and-asparagus salad was from my last shoot with Karen Edwards so it was a very memorable day - busy but unforgettable. We always wished for an afternoon off so that we could sip on a glass of wine and just chill. This didn’t happen - maybe on her return…

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Cafe Bloom's Roast Butternut and Ginger Butterbean Salad

The fresh roasted butternut and ginger butterbean salad from Café Bloom looks like I want more. Don’t forget that Café Bloom won the 'Best Country Restaurant' in South Africa, voted by EATOUT. That is something to celebrate!

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Cleopatra's Artichoke and Cannellini Bean Salad

A great take on the normal bean salad: Cleopatra's Artichoke and Cannellini Bean Salad served with, as Richard recommends, one of my favourite afternoon wines; Gewurztraminer... sounds like a dream come true.

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Avocado and Asparagus Salad

I know you’ll enjoy the super-fresh asparagus-avocado-and-pomegranate ruby salad with thick dollops of cream cheese. Over this I suggest you drizzle a simple lemon vinaigrette. Asparagus, avocado and pomegranates help alleviate anxiety so, during stressful times, you now know what to serve for dinner. The sheer beauty of these ingredients promises to induce a relaxed ambience!

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