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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.

Homemade vegetable chips

Do you have leftover vegetables after making a salad or other dish? Don't waste them, turn them into delicious vegetable chips! 

Author: AnneliesB
Posted: December 15, 2017, 3:14 am

Summer mango and cucumber salad

On a hot summer's day, this Summer Mango Salad will make your taste buds sing and dance with joy. I am yet to meet a person who doesn't ask how to make it when they try it for the first time and they also comment that it is an unusual mix that works incredibly well.  It only has three ingredients, no dressing and you can alter the quantities of these ingredients according to your taste or what you have available at the time. Surprise your guests and try it for yourself.
Summer Mango Salad is brilliant served with hot or cold chicken, seafood, and/or pork.
Author: Frances Tolson
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:49 am

Aussie Christmas salad

I recently made this salad at a primary school for about 40 children. Some of them told me that they didn't like or eat salad. One child who told me this came back for five servings. BIG servings! A pretty good effort from that young fella who didn't like salad.  
This has to be one of my most favourite salads due to its simplicity to not only shop for and make with short notice, but also for the reason that it's so easy to eat and digest too.
Author: Frances Tolson
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:40 am

Pasta salad with Romanesco

Pasta is a great base for a wholesome meal. It's also magical when mixed with the stunning-looking Romanesco cauliflower. The taste is a softer than ordinary cauliflower with a nutty flavour.

With a good olive oil and Parmesan cheese, this combination makes a delicious pasta salad.

Author: Evelien
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:26 am

Romanesco and sweet potato salad with tahini

Green cauliflower! Yes and not just cauliflower, but Romanesco. You can use this versatile 'green, pointy cauliflower' in so many different ways. Bake, steam, wok or briefly blanche to use in a salad. This salad is extra colourful because of the sweet potato and cranberries, and dried seaweed with roasted pecan nuts adds a cool crunch.
Author: Love my Salad
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:23 am

Simplicity, freshness and minimal preparation this Christmas

On Saturday night, I did just that, welcoming friends James and Lou with their kids for dinner. Lou is planning to celebrate Christmas at their place this year and was giving careful consideration about what to prepare, as many of us do.

The conversation around what to cook for Christmas evolved and ideas exchanged. The key selection criteria included simplicity, freshness and minimal preparation so they too, as hosts, could enjoy the festivities. Sounds fair enough to me.

Author: Frances Tolson
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:19 pm

Salad-inspired Christmas gifts

For the kids 

Clockwise from top left: 

A wooden crate containing a selection of brightly coloured wood and fabric harvest vegetables. The vegetable selection includes one tomato, two mushrooms, two carrots and four green beans. $24.95 from Wooden Wonderland

Author: Love my Salad
Posted: December 11, 2017, 2:33 am

Summer mango and macadamia salad

When mangoes are ripe for the picking, you pick them! The sweet juicy goodness that runs down your chin as you bite into a local mango is reminiscent of Australian summer.

Author: Louise FitzRoy
Posted: December 8, 2017, 12:52 am

Coconut kale and sunflower seed salad

Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” This rough and tough green beats out all the rest in terms of nutrition, providing more antioxidants than most other fruits and veggies! This salad is inspired by my love for the Caribbean and the abundance of fresh coconut available. Enjoy the sweet raisin bursts and the savoury crunch of the sunflower seeds that add texture to every fulfilling kale mouthful.

Author: Louise FitzRoy
Posted: November 8, 2017, 3:32 am

7 reasons to love truss tomatoes

If that’s not enough reasons to let them colour your plate, check out this nutrition news:

Veg out

Approximately half of adult Australians meet the guidelines for recommended daily serves of fruit (2 or more serves), while only a shocking 7.0% meet the guidelines for serves of vegetables (5-6 or more serves for men depending on age, and 5 or more for women).  With versatility from cooked breakfast to salads and from mezze platter entertaining to solo snacking, truss tomatoes can help boost vegetable intake at every meal.

Author: Emma Stirling
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:34 am

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