Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hawaiian Salad

With Melbourne temperatures in the 40+C for the fourth day in a row all you feel like eating is a salad.  But sometimes that could get a bit boring until you take the trouble to make a Hawaiian Salad.  Simple layering of ingredients and  the tropical aspect of banana and pineapple, a sprinkling of currents, a drizzle of homemade dressing and a grind of pepper makes this salad so delicious.

Ingredients layered in this order per person
1 handful of finely shredded iceberg lettuce
1 handful of grated carrot
1 handful of grated cheddar cheese
sprinkle with currants
1 tomato chopped or sliced
1/2 sliced banana
topped with a slice of pineapple
Drizzle with dressing (preferable homemade classic )
Grind some pepper and voila!
A low carb, vegetarian summer salad.


12 comments:

  1. Wow, 40 degrees is so hot! Fancy sending some sun over the Tasman? Hope you're managing to keep cool. Enjoy your salads - this one looks delicious.

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    1. It has been unbearably hot we are getting a little relief now it is back in the mid 20s and amazingly the garden stood up to the heat quite well.

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  2. Wow! That's seriously hot, salads would be the only answer. A delicious fresh fruity salad. GG

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    1. Unbearable! but at least you loose a couple of kgs

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  3. We keep hearing about your temperatures because of the tennis. All I can say is take it easy, and your salad looks just the thing to eat in the heat!

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  4. The bush fires have been a worry too. Everyone were looking for anywhere to stay cool. Melbourne opened their public air-conditioned buildings and swimming pools for the homeless. It was very difficult for them and they were being turned away from establishments like McDonalds. the tennis was a bit ridiculous I thought they might have postponed some of the games once it reached 40 putting the extreme heat policy into place. I don't think I could have sat their and watched in that heat.

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  5. That type of salad is perfect for hot weather. As it's winter here I can't help being a little envious, although I don't even know what 40C feels like and I'm sure I wouldn't cope at all!

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    1. Not many people cope at all we all stay in with the air-conditioning on or look for a shady spot and a pool!

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  6. We've been having lots of updates in the press here in the UK about the scorching temperatures in Melbourne with the tennis on- I cant begin to imagine what 40C must feel like! A refreshing salad sounds just the trick

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    1. Fortunately the temps have dropped considerably - the poor gardens really took a belting and not much cake was cooked I can tell you!

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  7. 40 degrees is so hot. I remember experiencing heat that high in Turkey and almost melting...I'm glad from your reply to the last comment that things are cooling down for you. One of my nephews is travelling in your part of the world and his mum hadn't from him for a while so was really worried that he had succumbed to the heat . He's fine thank goodness...
    Hope things are comfortable and you are enjoying all your lovely salads and nice long cool drinks.
    debx

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    1. People say the weather in Melbourne is very English - we can sometimes have three seasons in one day. At the moment the weather is perfect, sunny with a nice onshore cool breeze.

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