What are you bringing to the BBQ?..

Ahhh it’s plus 26 today & with the temps rising, someone’s having a BBQ! Be the perfect guest & bring one these fun summer (meanwhile it’s only Spring but I love it) salads…

Lemon Greek Salad 

1 English cucumber, cubed 

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 

1/2- 1 cup mixed olives (I get the deli mix), large pitted ones sliced 

1 small block feta cheese, cubed 

1/2 jalapeño (seeds removed), thinly sliced 

1 tbsp lemon zest

3-4 tbsp avocado oil 

1 tsp dried oregano 

Salt & pepper 

Chop your veg into a big bowl, mix gently with the olives & feta. Add lemon zest, oil & seasoning. Toss lightly then enjoy!! The bright flavour the lemon zest gives is so yummy & ends up perfectly balancing the heat from the jalapeños! Get in to the Greek with this one!! 

Or try this Caprese style pesto salad with creamy burrata..

Tomato & burrata basil oil salad 

1 pint mixed grape (heirloom) tomatoes, halved lengthwise 

1 small burrata (or use fresh mozzarella or even ricotta)

1 bunch basil 

1/4 cup avocado oil

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Salt & pepper 

Drizzle of balsamic vinegar (optional) 

Place the tomatoes on a platter, sprinkle with salt & pepper. Rip burrata in pieces & lay on top of the tomatoes. Again season with a bit of salt & pepper (drizzle a little balsamic oil too if you want)…

In a small mixer, whiz basil and oil. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Drizzle oil on salad. Use reserve oil as salad dressing or drizzled over pasta. 


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