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.

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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

Ingredients:
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

Dressing
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
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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
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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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