Astrid’s birthday lunch c/o Salad Lovers

I was due to pop on my mother’s 60th birthday so there was no chance I was going to be cooking for 60 people with a belly the size of half of previous me, tacked onto the front. My sister was in a conference so she wasn’t going to be cooking either. Thankfully, these guys exist: Salad Lovers. Cape Town people may have encountered them at one of the markets they sell their food at. The women in my family are all vegetarian (sometimes fascistly so), and it was a pleasure to be able to get someone else to cater delicious veg food. I was a bit out of it on the day, so forgot to take pictures of everything, but here is the menu as some food porn for the imagination:

Nibbles and dips:

  • Aubergine puff pastry twirls
  • Sundried Tomatoes & ricotta mini phyllo cigars
  • Spinach, pea & feta Fritters
  • Felafel balls
  • Hummus
  • Turkish tzatziki
  • Pita


  • Confetti Cabbage salad with sesame seeds & caramelised almonds
  • Marinated courgette & chickpea salad with Harissa dressing
  • Aubergine & Lentil Salad with Crème Fraiche & herbs
  • Roasted butternut, carrot & sweet potato couscous salad with poppy seed dressing
  • Smoky corn salsa salad
  • Decadent Green Salad with Everything

The food was delicious. Check out their website if you are looking for any catering to make vegetarians happy. They also do some meat dishes so everyone would be healthily stuffed.

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