Geen categorie 16 July 2014
Super easy summer salads to bring to work (or to a picnic date)

These recipes might seem complicated at first glance, but don’t let the amount of bullet points fool you! They’re three quick, healthy and easy to make bites and perfect to bring for lunch at work or to enjoy at an outdoor dinner date (before heading to the movies). Aaaand.. start chopping!

BLUEBERRY, PEACHES, SLIVERED ALMONDS AND MIXED GREENS WITH RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
What you need (4 persons):
• Mixed greens (baby red and green romaine)
• Fresh peaches, washed and dried
• Fresh blueberries, washed and dried
• Slivered almonds

For the rasperry vinaigrette:
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup raspberry wine vinegar
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Work your magic:
1. Place your desired amount of mixed greens on a plate. Arrange berries, peaches and slivered almonds over the top.
2. To make the vinaigrette: combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well!
3. Drizzle your salad with vinaigrette. Voilaaa!

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WATERMELON, RADISH, TUNA, SNAP PEA SALAD
What you need
(4 persons):
• Half a tablespoon of soy sauce, honey, Dijon mustard, sesame oil, salt
• 1 clove garlic, peeled
• 1 piece of ginger, peeled and grated
• 5,5 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste
• ¾ cup canola oil
• 225 grams of tuna steak, preferably sushi grade
• 225 grams of sugar snap peas, strings (discarded, cut crosswise into 1 centimeter pieces)
• handful of roughly chopped mint
• 1 watermelon and/or 6 radishes, halved and thinly sliced
• Black and white sesame seeds

Work your magic:
1. Purée soy sauce, honey, mustard, sesame oil,  the garlic, ginger, and 1,5 tablespoon of the pepper in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in half a cup of the canola oil until dressing is emulsified – then set aside.
2. Heat the remaining canola oil in a skillet pan over medium-high heat. Season tuna with remaining pepper and salt – cook, flipping once, until medium rare, 2–4 minutes.
3. Let it cool, then cut into the tuna into 1 centimeter thick pieces and transfer to a bowl. Add reserved dressing, the snap peas, melon/radishes, mint, the radishes, salt, and pepper – toss gently to combine and let sit 30 minutes before serving.
4. When served: sprinkle some preheated black and white sesame seeds on top for a finishing touch!

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TOMATO AND BACON SALAD
What you need (4 persons):
• 5 to 6 tomatoes
• 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
• 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
• 2 tablespoons red onion, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons cheese crumbles (optional)
• 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• pinch of salt
• pinch of black pepper
• 2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)

Work your magic:
1. With a knife, slice the tomatoes into slices of about one centimeter thick.
2. Arrange the tomatoes on a large plate. On top of the tomatoes, evenly sprinkle corn, bacon, red onion (and optional cheese).
3. In a bowl briskly whisk together the red wine vinegar and olive oil until combined.
4. Pour the vinaigrette evenly over the salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garnish with basil. Serve immediately. Bon appetit!

(image via twopeasandtheirpod / insockmonkeyslippers / Ingalls photography via saveur.com)

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14 comments

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    To this, seems indeed very complicated feeling, if not see, really do not know some of the plant which is what things! read more

    They look really fresh and I will definitely try to make the tomato bacon salad.

    All this looks delicious!
    Love salads

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

    That Tomato & Bacon sald looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing these because after seeing Bey last night (#ontherun), I really need to get it tight, lol!

    xo, Manda
    http://www.iceonthegold.com

    Oh my GOOOD Manda, HOW WAS IT? :D

    Kate Olson

    For the second recipe, it states “2 watermelons and/or radishes”. Watermelons must be different to you (or whoever would be the recipe author) than it does to me. Watermelons are huge and radishes are not! Is this a typo? Just wondering.

    Thank you for your keen eye! It should be SIX radishes and ONE melon. ;)

    the first one!!
    xxx
    http://www.dominiquecandido.com

    They look delicious!

    These look lovely, I always struggle to take salad to work, mostly because it just seems so boring but these look so tasty! x

    Mmmm, delicious and healthy! Great post! :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    They all look so good… I am getting hungry already!
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

    We are too haha

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