Summer Salads

To have fresh vegetables from the garden is a treat, but spring to summer I relay on our fresh lettuces from the market.  I never have succeeded to plant lettuces during summer season. It is too hot to garden and with salad greens you need a lot of water, I could not afford to do it.   However last spring I have managed to put mixed lettuce seeds in, and they grow to seedlings.  In fact I shared some of them with friends.  I planted the seedlings in a pot and also in the ground. They did not do badly,  it has been reasonably good  harvests.

Freshly picked butter lettuce, radicchio and roses

I picked some fresh lettuces this morning before the summer heat got onto them, and some roses for the house.
The lettuces are for my summer salad, what I need is to make the dressing.  Another summer salad is cabbage salad, it is one of my favourites.

My Summer Salads

Recipes By: Susi

Leafy Greens and Avocado Salad

Mixed lettuces
1 Avocado, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoons almonds flakes
The Dressing
1/3-cup olive oil
1-teaspoon mustard
Juice of half lemon
Salt to taste
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together to mix.

Cabbage Salad with Mustard Dressing 

2 cups shredded cabbage
1/3 cup shredded carrots
½ red apple, sliced into strips

¼ olive oil
1-teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard
Juice of half lemon
A pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together, place it in a jar and refrigerated

I love to serve my cabbage salad with Pork roll in pastry.  It is  lovely combinations as the sliced pork roll is delicately flavoured in a rich pastry and the fresh cabbage salad  neutralizes the richness of the pork roll.

Beautiful Pork Roll In Pastry

Pork roll in a crust
Pork roll in pastry
Cut pork rolled in pastry to halves


Cabbage Salad with Mustard Dressing
Cabbage Salad with Mustard Dressing

Dinner Is Served

Sliced Pork Roll
Sliced Pork Roll in Pastry
Sliced Pork Roll in Pastry with The Cabbage Salad

My daily cooking is a form of offering to the ones that I love, my family, friends and of course also for myself.


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