Friday, 27 November 2020

Salad Verde

Salad Verde


I like to call this a Salad Verde since its all shades of  green-  I prepared it for a themed buffet table with a colour scheme. It turned out to be rather delicious - it is definitely healthy as well. It would have been a shame not sharing it. 
It looks good, smells amazing and tastes even better. Try it for yourself and besides there are plenty of options in the tips below.  


This salad is made up of several variety of lettuce, cucumbers, fresh asparagus, green spring onions, avocado and the pita chips


Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

1 head Romaine lettuce
1 head Boston 
250 gm shredded green cabbage
 A handful of fresh coriander or parsley leaves 
6 fresh torn mint leaves
6 green onions sliced 
Zest of 2 green limes
3 small dill cucumbers
2 ripe avocadoes 
plus 
pita chips
vinaigrette


To prepare the crunchy pita chips
Mix together 
125 gm of soft salted butter
½ tsp of crushed garlic
handful of chopped fresh parsley
Split open a pita bread as best as you can and apply a generous spread of the butter mixture, bake this in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 12 minutes until crisp and lightly golden. 
Remove and keep aside, break into pieces, do not crush it.  This can be made ahead and stored in an airtight box for a week.  

Vinaigrette
In a small glass jar pour in 100 ml of olive oil 
Juice of one lime juice
A few drops of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

A Little Tip…  The crispy garlic pita chips are what actually make this salad delicious. It does take some work but is worth every bite. 
Layer each of the greens tossing it together with the lime zest. 
Sprinkle with the vinaigrette and then just before eating sprinkle the pita chips so they remain crisp. 
Add any of your favourite greens to make it your own, green olives, green apples etc.

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