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Recipe Type: Salad

Vietnamese & Vegan Rice Vermicelli Salad

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This salad is delightful, fresh and healthy! It can be a simple meal on it’s own or an accompaniment to another dish. The Vietnamese use fish sauce but for this vegan version we will use soy sauce instead. NB: you can replace some of the vegetables and use others, to ...

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Raw Carrot Salad

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It’s the 3rd week of confinement in the UK since the outbreak of the corona virus – Covid19! One vegetable that is plentiful in the supermarkets is the carrot. We are in spring and the weather has warmed up so I thought a carrot salad would be perfect. By the ...

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Wild Dandelions Salad

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No it’s not a mistake, it’s really a salad recipe made with wild dandelions! In Lebanon, as a young girl, I used to go foraging for dandelions with our Lebanese neighbour who was my mother’s age and helped us sometimes with housework! Thanks to her, I also discovered other healthy ...

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Mozzarella Starters

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We all know the Italian Caprese salad which is made with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. For a change, I tried other ways of presenting mozzarella. One is with raw courgette noodles and the second is with sun dried tomatoes. These easy to prepare starters are really appreciated by my family ...

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Itch – Armenian Bulgur Salad aka Armenian Tabbouleh

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Armenian cuisine is connected to the geographical dispersion of its people. On their exodus, the Armenian diaspora picked new ingredients, new flavours and added them to their original homeland cooking. Thousands of Armenians arrived to Lebanon, when the Ottoman Empire started the massacre of their people, between 1915 and 1917. ...

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Green or White Cabbage Salad

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This Lebanese salad is refreshing, tangy, garlicky, nutritious and simple to make. The leaves are finely shredded then tossed with olive oil, mashed garlic and lemon juice. Sometimes I like to add to it some more nutrients such as cooked beetroot, tomatoes, peppers or herbs (basil, mint or parsley).

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Butter Beans Salad

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This is my version of this Lebanese style beans salad. Butter Beans (also known as Lima beans) are large, flat and white dried beans. It’s difficult to find fresh butter beans (and hence the use of dried beans). They have a buttery texture and are a good source of fiber, ...

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Mashed Potato and Spinach Salad

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This dish is inspired from an existing Lebanese dish made with mashed potatoes and dressed as a salad. Although it might seem unusual to have mashed potato, mixed with spinach, as a salad, it is really tasty! And the extra fibre from the spinach makes this dish more colourful and ...

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Guacamole – Mexican Mashed Avocado

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i believe Guacamole, which is made mainly of avocados (native to Mexico), is one of the most famous Mexican dishes. It was created by the ancient Aztecs and is now very popular around the world. Avocados are tasty and known to be of high nutritional value. You can eat Guacamole ...

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Rocket (Arugula or Rucola) Salad with Parmesan

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This peppery plant is full of healthy benefits such as vitamins K, C and A. In addition, it contains fibre, folate and iron. It also contains 2 antioxidants that boost eyesight and protect the macula of your eyes from degeneration! There are 2 types of rocket salad: the common rocket ...

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