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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…

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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  1. Oh my wow, this truly looks like THE perfect salad! I’m also a super huge fan of salads and make the craziest combinations ever! Thanks for sharing!! ♥

    Liana x
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  2. Say her from me that she is really great, the salad looks so appetizing and would be curious to try it. Also the croutons. Kisses Corinne! xo

  3. You live with two chefs, sounds like FOOD BLISS !!

    I do love a good salad but I’m horrible at chopping and preparing.

    ▲_▲ HYENA


  4. This looks amazing sweetie! Thank you for sharing! <3


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  6. great post, will totally have to give this salad recipe a go tomorrow!


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  7. Thanks for your great comment, whether or not you’re celebrating, from one blog friend to another…Happy Valentines Day!

  8. I gotta say I’m loving the rich salad, but I wanna steal your pepper mill.:D And yes, I’d add tomatoes. Even though I’m not completely normal.:)

    So, the editing. In Photoshop you go to Filter – Filter Gallery and find the filter that says Poster Edges and you play around with the slides. Sometimes the picture turns out horrible, so you have to mask it and use multiple layers, but sometimes you don’t have to do much else and you’re done. If you’re lucky.:) And those green lines are just pictures, you can do that in Paint even. Try clicking on the first horizontal line, you’ll see what I mean.

    And high five for not liking peplum!!! I thought I was the only one.:D

  9. I love a good mid-week salad. This has been added to my menu this week.. Please share more salad recipes! Haha. Can’t beat a bit of foodie inspo!


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