How to make the perfect salad.

Today I have something a bit different for you. If any of your follow me on Instagram (winkwink nudgenudge), you may have noticed that I’ve posted a lot of pictures of salads lately. I live with two chefs, and one of those chefs, Lilly, has really upped her game with salads lately. I asked her to make me one on Friday evening and it looked so lovely I decided to take some snaps. Much to her dismay – ‘That’s enough photo’s now, Corinne‘.
I made her tell me how she made it so I could share this wonderful perfect and healthy salad with you.

cucumber (finely grated)
red onions
spring onions
green olives
black olives
carrot (finely grated)
antipasti salad
feta cheese

She basically chops it all up and puts it in, without following a particular amount of anything. She did intend to add sweetcorn but forgot (dick head). 

Just put however much you want in of each item. A normal person would probably add tomatoes, but I don’t like that shit so we left them out.

After putting all the goodness in, she added:

thyme crushed chillies
and mixed it all up.

Then she drizzled balsamic vinegar over the top, which both looks and tastes delicious.

She also makes her own croutons – this is how:

  • Cut bread into squares.
  • Put about 2 table spoons of olive oil in a bowl
  • Mix the olive oil with some thyme, oregano, chilli flakes and salt and pepper 
  • Add the bread and cover with the oil.
  • Place on an oven tray 
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C or 350F for about 10 minutes/until crispy

She used Warburtons seeded bath loaf for these, but I actually prefer ones made with white bread.

We then plated up and ate with some left over pasta bake from the night before.
Hope you enjoyed – I’ll leave you with a lovely picture of our pepper mill.
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