Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Salad Days

I'm having a week where I am emptying the freezer to defrost it, emptying the fridge to give it a good clean, and emptying the cupboards because hubby says some of the tins say "Give the Kaiser Hell" on them! They are so old!!

So when it was hot, I made us a massive salad. I used lettuce, tomato and cucumber for starters, but added cold boiled new potatoes, chopped boiled eggs, croutons made from some gorgeous fancy bread sticks that had fennel seeds on, but had gone rock hard in the freezer, but with a quick spray of olive oil and 5 mins in the oven, they crisped up. I topped it off with a couple of tins of Mackerel and Tuna, Basil leaves and a dollop of Pizza Express Light Caesar Dressing (my current favourite).


So was it Nicoise, Panzanella or Caesar? Who cares - it was very tasty.

16 comments:

winnibriggs said...

Shame I don't like tuna or mackerel, though I suppose I could substitute chicken. Sounds great anyway hope you enjoyed it.

Jill said...

Perhaps it's a brand new creation and you should give it a name.

Whatever it is, it looks very tasty - thank goodness I've just had my tea :0)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - can't believe it's scarf weather where you are. Hope it warms up for the weekend.

Rosie said...

Looks like a lovely salad, Diane - we've been making bowls of salad for lunch over the weekend but it was back to a warm meal this evening:)

Lisa said...

Whatever it's called it sounds very healthy!
I'm very impressed with your bird knowledge for one so recently and RSPB member, G thinks it was a female thrush becuase apparently they have lighter colour feathers than the male.
Although we live by the water it's the docks and a busy river rather than a proper seaside, but we try and make the most of it.
Lisa x

Rebecca said...

That looks delicious!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Diane
Good for you in working your way through all the stored food in the house - it certainly makes us creative cooks, doesn't it!
Thanks for popping by, I shall let Mrs Haven know you are keen to book yourself in for a mini hols!! ;-)
Happy days to you,
Denise x

dubgirl said...

That looks very yummy x

Ms B. Thrift said...

mmmmm looks divine!

Gilly said...

Definitely "Salade Diane"! Looks gorgous! Reminds me I must have a look through the fridge.

We had to get a new fridge/freezer a couple of years ago, and the very best thing about them is that neither needs defrosting - they do it all themselves! Wonderful! :) No more lugging bowls of hot water about, fitting them into the freezer, hacking off bits of ice, ands mopping a thoroughly wet floor afterwards!!

The Girl said...

Ooooh that looks so good. I go salad mental in the summer, will have to bookmark this one!

Purrfect Haven said...

wow, that is one serious salad. Yum. Helen x www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

Michela said...

Salad days are my favourite ones! I usually have lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots,cheese, tuna/ham.
xxx

Lazylol said...

Looks lovely - we have been eating similar this week. I am loving jerseys in salad at the moment. In fact I think I've had then for a whole week!

Diane - could you do me a favour and send me your address again! I promise I will store it away safely this time - I am so disorganised! xx And then i will get the book out to you :)

The Curious Cat said...

gosh...this looks very tasty too! xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Scrummy! I am rumbling now and have already had lunch :-(

lesley said...

Superb! Bring on the summer!