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Sprouted Fenugreek Salad with Fruity Dressing

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This has to be one of the prettiest salads I’ve ever made. The dressing was initially a little bland, probably because the papaya wasn’t a very good one. I perked it up with a squeeze of lemon juice and that made all the difference.

It’s an unusual way of enjoying a mix of fruits and vegetables.

Cucumber Peanut Salad

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This salad contains spinach, cucumber, and roasted peanuts. I used agave syrup in place of honey to make the salad vegan. I found the peanuts were especially tasty due to being cooked with garlic.

Italian Vinaigrette

When you enjoy cooking it’s sometimes easy to forget about the simple recipes, like this salad of lettuce, cucumber, carrot and sweet pepper with classic Italian vinaigrette. It can serve as a summer lunch or dinner, or as a side.

Methi Dana Ankur aur Pyaz ka Salad

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I’m very fond of fenugreek leaves and fenugreek seeds, so when I saw a recipe for a fenugreek sprout salad, I had to try it.

The taste of fenugreek doesn’t really come through strongly, and this tastes very similar to a salad of soy bean sprouts.

Oil-Free Strawberry Vinaigrette

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I was inspired by this recipe, but I made several modifications. First, I cut down the recipe significantly, as I only wanted dressing for two salads. Second, I didn’t have apple sauce, which is a common oil substitute. Instead I soaked chia seeds in water, to give the dressing some bulk.

I served it over a cucumber and parsley salad.

Fatoosh Revisted

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This is an extra post because I’ve written about fatoosh before. The hot weather has me reaching for some familiar favourites. Now is a good time to remember all the wonderful summer dishes I haven’t eaten for months. I’ve been making pita bread to eat with all sorts of dips, and this is how I used up one leftover bread, for lunch.

Spicy Cucumber Salad

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This cucumber is prepared with Sichuan pepper, chilli oil, garlic, vinegar, salt and sesame oil.

Carrot, Mung Sprout and Spinach Salad

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This recipe gave me an excuse to sprout some mung beans. As usual I did not follow the recipe faithfully, opting to use frozen grated coconut over rehydrated dry coconut. I also used a mix of purple and orange carrots to add additional color.

This was more work than the carrot mustardseed salad I’ve made in the past, and in my opinion the other salad is nicer. This one isn’t bad, but it wasn’t special enough to justify the effort.

Beet Feta Salad

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Here’s the recipe.

Black Fungus Salad with Onion

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This colourful mu-err mushroom (black fungus) salad with coriander leaf (cilantro) and onion contains re-hydrated goji berries.

I prefer this salad to the one with carrots, but my favourite black fungus salad to date is the one with cucumbers and star anise.