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love-my-salad-logoMmmm, salad. If there’s anybody who loves it as much as we do, it’s the folks at lovemysalad.com. So we’re sharing some of their tasty recipes on our site to help leaf and herb lovers everywhere enjoy the delicious, creative, crispy fun.

How to make your own salad dressings

The oil

The base starts with a good oil. I always choose a lighter style of olive oil because I find the extra-rich olive oil can be rather dominant - however it's your choice.

The acidic counter 

In addition to oil, you also need an acidic counterpart. Choose from various types such as white wine vinegar or raspberry vinegar, but also think about using fresh lemon, lime or even orange juice. Experiment with all the variations so that you finally come to your own favourite recipe.

Author: AnneliesB
Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:31 pm

Strawberry and melon milkshake

 Juicy cantaloupe melon combines with sweet strawberries for a summer smoothie like no other. This milkshake is ready in 10 minutes and is super refreshing. 
Author: Love my Salad Kids
Posted: June 19, 2017, 11:54 am

Classic ratatouille

This simple ratatouille is a classic comfort food recipe made with zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and onions. 

Author: Little Spoon
Posted: June 19, 2017, 10:52 am

Sweet capsicum and nut dip

I love to serve this dip with fresh crunchy celery, cucumber, and carrot sticks.  

If you've made too much, it makes a fabulous tasty sauce substitute on burgers or on barbecued steaks.  It keeps up to 3 days stored in the refrigerator.

Author: Frances Tolson
Posted: June 6, 2017, 11:09 pm

6 tips to turn vegetables into the best fast food snacks

Vegetables love your body back

Besides all the health related benefits associated with feeling better due to increased vegetable consumption, research has also shown that consuming the recommended amounts of brightly coloured vegetables and fruit enhances your skin colour, giving it a healthy glow, to a point that others notice and think you look more attractive (cited Prof C Collins, 5 April 2017). So forget the facials and head for the greengrocer.

Author: Frances Tolson
Posted: June 6, 2017, 2:51 pm

Watermelon, cucumber and java apple salad

There’s nothing quite like eating refreshingly cool and juicy watermelon on a hot day.

Why? Watermelons are about 92 percent water, making it a healthy and hydrating snack that helps you feel full for longer. The fibre and water content in the sweet pink flesh is also important for healthy digestion.

Author: Louise FitzRoy
Posted: June 2, 2017, 1:58 am

4 tips for a quick and easy meal with vegetables

Left overs

Make enough one day to keep for another day. Yesterday's beans or broccoli can become super basic ingredients for today. Carrots, cauliflower or beetroot are also good as leftovers and can easliy make a tasty salad to eat now or use them for a healthy meal to take to work.

Author: Evelien
Posted: May 28, 2017, 11:01 am

Mediterranean salad with cherry tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella and basil

Today I had a craving for a salad from my homeland, the Mediterranean. A salad where I could eat the greens cultivated where I was born, in the gardens of Almeria and Murcia. Red and yellow cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onion, mozzarella cheese (lactose-free for me) and a delicious and aromatic basil vinaigrette.

Author: Chef Orielo
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:49 am

Mixed green leaf salad with spouts

Here is a salad fit for a #salading Queen. We have used an unusual selection of rich green leaves and up to four different types of sprouts. Healthy and luxurious!

Author: Yolanda
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:37 am

Endive, strawberry and pear salad with honey and mustard vinaigrette

This time of year I use strawberries in almost all of my salads. I make lots of combinations with my salads, but I like to add seasonal produce, and the strawberries and pear give a sweet touch to salads and contrast to the acid vinaigrette, bitter endive leaves and crunchy nuts. Believe me, it is a very good idea to add fruits to your salads;) 
I usually add leftovers that I have in the fridge.
Author: Juanjo Chef Orielo
Posted: May 22, 2017, 11:05 am

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