Toasted sesame seed oil, smoked oil or fresh lime juice are fun to experiment with – just don't be too heavy handed or you'll be eating a bowl full of grease. Spices or dried herbs are good in a dressing, too. Start off with something safe such as dried oregano or zesty sumac rather than cloves or nutmeg, which can be bitter." so says 'Sainsbury's' magazine, when they talk about "steps to a staggeringly good salad"
1 large wholemeal pitta - optional
100 g Greek yogurt
0.5 tsp ground cumin (optional)
200 g cooked turkey, shredded
70 g wild rocket
3 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tbsp chopped coriander
0.5 cucumber, halved, deseeded and sliced
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
50 g dried apricots, chopped
50 g pistachio nuts, chopped
For the dressing:
0.5 tsp coriander seeds
0.5 tsp cumin seeds
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red onion, finely sliced
2. For the dressing, toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a pan for 1-2 minutes. Grind to a powder in a pestle and mortar.
3. Whisk together the oil and lemon juice. Add the garlic, onion and spices, and season.
4. Mix together the yogurt, ground cumin (if using), turkey and some seasoning.
5. Put the rocket, herbs, cucumber and tomatoes in a bowl; add the dressing. Crumble in the (optional) pitta.
Each serving provides:
9.0g carbohydrate 2.1g fibre 11.1g protein
Well, now to sit down and enjoy this salad. But, what to wear? Pink top and trousers or perhaps my navy floral dress! Decisions, decisions ... thank goodness Eddie has opened the wine LOL!