Monday, September 8, 2008

Recipe sniping: the salad course

Mmmmmm, both of the fancy salads look awesome (except for the melon, yuck). I am sooo hungry now and my stomach is growling away. Here's my quick'n'easy alternative.

This is my favourite weekday lunch in the summer (and now beyond - thanks to this awesome programme that delivers fresh local blueberries to my office, I am stocked up with five pounds of frozen berries to get me through the winter).

  • Lettuce of choice
  • Cheese, cubed (feta is best, aged white cheddar also works)
  • Blueberries
  • Cashew nuts
  • Avocado, sliced (I pre-mix all the other ingredients at home, then slice and add the avocado at work, just before eating)
And that's it! I keep a bottle of organic papaya dressing in the fridge at work, and get envious looks from anyone who sees me furtively carrying my treat back to my desk.

See also:
amuse bouche
vegetable curry


  1. Mmm that sounds yummy. And it's only 8:40am. How will I make it until lunch?

  2. That was my problem when reading the other two recipes yesterday - I was starving by 11am!

    My salad is in the fridge, but I might need something sooner. That's the thing with going to the gym, it makes me really really hungry!

  3. Yum. Makes my super-high-fibre-bread-with-low-fat-and-low-taste-everything sandwich seem positively boring.

    I noticed that the recipe war link is attracting some pretty brutal commments. Yikes!

  4. Yeah, I know - strong opinions abound!

    Gotta go, time for lunch...

  5. Thanks for the fucking link!

    You better fucking vote for me! This round is close!

  6. Thanks for the fucking comment!

    I voted for Isis in this round. I prefer seafood to steak but hate melon with a passion - can't stand the stuff, can't even stand to eat food that's been in the same fridge as cut-up melon (unless it's in an airtight container).

    My grandma was the same way with cucumber - I once saw her almost throw up after eating some salami that had been cut with a knife that was previously used to cut cucumber. I actually like cucumber, but I know that it's very closely related to melon, so hey, I am genetically predisposed not to vote for watermelon and goat cheese salad.

  7. Thanks for the link! Your salad sounds divine. I really, really, really love avocado. Like, irrationally love it.

  8. Oh, me too. And it's so hard to find good ones around here. When I do get lucky, I buy 5 or 6 at a time. I had one last night (with my delivered sushi - a great combination) and one for lunch today.

  9. Yeah, I wish I'd made it today too. Stupid sandwiches.


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