Category Archives: Salad

Dill potato salad

This salad reminds me of my (late) German grandmother and her sister – a staple on their tables. Ingredients: Baby potatoes 2 -3 small red onions 4-5 gherkins A generous handful of dill 3 Tbsp of olive oil 3 Tbsp … Continue reading

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Black bean, green bean, dhanya, sesame seed and chilli salad

I know most people think I am insane but I miss the humidity of Durban. I miss swimming through the air. And I miss the summery salads on our stoep in Seaview. A salad on our stoep here would often … Continue reading

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Steamed broccoli, sesame seed and mature cheddar salad

Broccoli is ridiculously healthy and can be delicious, yet it seems so often just be boiled into oblivion. We eat broccoli all the time, but I realised that I haven’t posted any of the many variations of steamed broccoli salad … Continue reading

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Roasted sweetcorn, red onion, parsley and sour cream salad

What is it about tasty mush at the moment? It seems to be all I am capable of in the kitchen. I thought a jaunty piece of parsley would help make it look less mushy, but it still looks like … Continue reading

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Quinoa, green beans, fancy-pants mushrooms, creme fraiche, sunflower seeds and fresh herb salad

No I haven’t stopped eating. I have just been making the same dishes over and over again, or forgetting to take photos, or taking photos halfway and then forgetting in my ongoing sleep deprived state of parenthood, but recently I … Continue reading

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Steamed green beans and balsamic roast tomato and olive salad with feta and almonds

On these cold winter nights the usual go-to salads are not all that appealing. Oh the coldness! I am still not completely used to being so cold most of the time. I also always seem to be cooking in a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Beetroot, red onion, bean and dill salad

Beetroot is not everyone’s favourite, but I am a sucker for the colour. They are somehow gory. I love the way they unashamedly stain everything. I do also like the taste. This recipe was inspired by a beetroot salad my … Continue reading

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Herbed yoghurt potato salad and marinated chickpea, avo, baby spinach and cranberry salad

I miss seeing my feet. Its not that I have particularly beautiful feet (very few people do), its just that back in the cold I am always wearing socks. Now that we are back from Cyprus, we have returned to … Continue reading

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Marrow in tomato, bougouri and salad

This meal was made with ingredients from the farm. My mum threw it together for lunch. After mopping every last morsel and as I had the pleasure of doing almost every day, I lay down and read my novel, Sea … Continue reading

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