Recipes

Watermelon, strawberry, feta and mint salad

Cupid is just around the corner and to celebrate, I thought I’d create one of my all time Valentine’s Day favourites. Forget the chocolates – do something good for your heart with this heart-healthy, delicious and refreshing salad that is really easy to make.

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Watermelon, strawberry, feta and mint salad

Ingredients

ripe strawberries, sliced
juicy watermelon, cut into cubes
fresh mint
feta, crumbled
lemon

 

Combine all ingredients together and then generously squeeze lemon juice over.

 

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Rainbow bowl

Bright pinks and dark greens, vibrant yellows and bold purples, fiery oranges and vivid reds are just some of the colours from the rainbow that when combined, make even your least favourite vegetables look wildly appetising.

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Rainbow bowl

Ingredients

kale
baby spinach leaves
broccoli, steamed
carrot, grated
sweet potato, cut in cubes and roasted
avocado, sliced
red cabbage, shredded
quinoa
hummus
chickpeas
sesame seeds

Group ingredients together in a bowl to make a colourful pattern and enjoy!

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Conch ceviche

To remove the conch, you need to break the vacuum created by the mollusk by making a hole in the shell on the top on an inside spiral. To create this hole, use the sharp tip of another conch or a hammer. Once the suction is broken you can pull the sea snail out.

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Conch ceviche

Ingredients

500g of fresh conch, sliced into small thin pieces
3 lemons, juiced
3 limes, juiced
2 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated
4 green onions, chopped
1 orange or grapefruit, peeled and segmented
2 tomatoes, diced
a good handful of cilantro, leaves chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

 

Marinate conch in the lemon and lime juice for 30 minutes. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Marinate for another 2 hours or overnight. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

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Spicy herring potato salad

Aside from milk, Icelanders are known to grow delicious lamb and potatoes in the food bowl of Hella (nicknamed “the wild west” as there’s no police station in town), and of course fish. And that’s about it. Good luck trying to grow fruit and vegetables in this climate.

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Spicy herring potato salad

Ingredients

6 – 10 spicy herring fillets, sliced
6 – 8 boiled potatoes, peeled and cut into slices
2 – 3 red onions, chopped
4 tbs mayonnaise
4 tbs sour cream or crème fraîche
4 tbs seeded mustard
1 tbs honey
juice of ½ lemon
red onion, cucumber slices and dill for garnish

 

Stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream and mustard. Add the honey and lemon juice. Combine potato slices, herring and red onion. Pour over the dressing and add garnish.

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Moroccan salad

The blue fairytale of Chefchouen’s alleys and arches (the colour of purity and apparently a useful technique to keep mosquitos away) or the bright orange sand dunes of the Sahara – the vivid colours of Morocco’s towns and landscapes reflect the cooking spices of cumin, paprika and turmeric used in the tagines, cous cous, Moroccan salad and Berber omelettes.

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Moroccan salad

Ingredients

4 ripe tomatoes (finely diced)
1 green capsicum (finely diced)
1 red onion (finely diced)
1 small bunch of coriander (finely diced)
cumin
extra virgin olive oil
dash of vinegar

 

Mix tomatoes, capsicum, onion and coriander together in a bowl. To make the dressing combine cumin, olive oil and vinegar to taste. Toss and serve with fresh crusty bread.

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Salad smoothie

Nick requires 40 to 55 kilograms of kale a week, 20 to 30 kilograms of purslane (a tasty, easy-to-grow “weed” and a rich source of omega-3s), four bundles of fresh moringa, over 90 kilograms of ripe banana and plantain (a more savoury variety of banana), 45 kilograms of mango as well as ginger and turmeric to make enough smoothies to meet the growing demand.

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Salad smoothie

Ingredients

2 cups kale
1 tbsp moringa leaves or 1 tsp moringa powder
½cm of turmeric fresh root
1 ripe banana or plantain
1 slice of lemon with skin
2 cups water
ice

 

Blend together and enjoy! 

Recipe courtesy of Nick Adendorff, Green2Go

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Pinoy coconut salad

Farmer Clarence grabs a machete and starts peeling back layers of coconut, making an indent small enough for me to poke my straw through and drink the refreshing water inside. He then hands me a wedge of coconut skin to use as a spoon and shows me how to peel out the young gel-like flesh inside.

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Pinoy coconut salad

Ingredients

700g coconut meat (medium soft)
250g of diced seasonal fruits (banana, berries, cherries, melon, grapes, kiwifruit, mango, nectarine, peach, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries)
1 can of condensed sweetened milk
cream (as required) 

toasted coconut flakes (optional for added crunch) 

 

Cut the medium soft coconut meat into thin strips. 

Mix all the ingredients together. 

Chill or freeze. 

Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve. Delicious and refreshing! 

 

Recipe courtesy of  Clarence McLaughlin who farms at Bodden Town in Grand Cayman

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Cayman sweetsop salad

A quick and refreshing salad concocted by the Founder and Director of From Paddock to Plate, Louise FitzRoy, based on summer ingredients she found at the local farmers’ market on Grand Cayman in the Caribbean.

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Cayman sweetsop salad

Ingredients

one handful of spinach
one handful of endive (or lettuce of choice)
yellow, green, red peppers
one sweetsop (replace with custard apple if sweetsop is not available)
one handful of green beans
a squeeze of lime juice

 

Rinse spinach, endive or lettuce, capsicum and green beans.

Break apart the sweetsop (custard apple) into segments and tease out the flesh discarding the skin and large black seeds.

Lightly steam the green beans until just cooked.

Finely slice peppers lengthways.

Mix all ingredients together with a squeeze of lime juice to finish and get ready to tingle your tastebuds.

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Chocolate garlic

The combination of garlic and chocolate makes this a treat not just for your taste buds but your health as well. Apparently this recipe makes the “perfect after-dinner mint”!

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Chocolate garlic

Ingredients

3 large garlic bulbs (about 30 small cloves)
300 grams good-quality sweet dark chocolate
1 tbsp Grand Marnier or liqueur of your choice

Separate and peel the garlic cloves. Soak the cloves in ice water to seal in the flavour and juices while you prepare the chocolate. Melt chocolate slowly in a double boiler, microwave or fondue pot. Add liqueur and blend well. Dry the garlic cloves and dip to completely cover in the chocolate/liqueur mixture. Allow to set and harden on a sheet of foil in fridge. Serve on a small dish at the end of a meal.

Recipe courtesy of South Australian garlic grower, Roger Schmitke

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Garlic soup

He’s known as the Garlic Guru of Australia. Roger Schmitke was the first person to grow a commercial crop of garlic in South Australia and this is his recipe.

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Garlic soup

Ingredients

Serves 4 to 6

1 tbsp butter
6–8 garlic cloves, finally chopped
2 spring onions, including green parts, finally chopped
1 tbsp flour
7 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 tbsp lemon juice
chopped parsley

Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan. Gently cook the garlic with the spring onions for a few minutes until softened. Mix in the flour and cook to form a roux. Heat the chicken stock and pour over roux, whisking to keep the mixture smooth. Add the white wine and season with salt and pepper. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat, whisk in the combined egg yolks and lemon juice. Return to the heat and cook, stirring all the time for a few minutes. Do not allow to boil. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Recipe courtesy of South Australian garlic grower, Roger Schmitke

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