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The Salad Days of Winter

July 5, 2007


Strangely enough, lately I have been really craving salad. This is strange because, well, it’s the middle of winter. In the last few days as the temperature has dropped to the low ‘teens, I have been munching cold green leaves and enjoying it. My favourite salad of the minute is a bastardised version of a Jill Duplex salad that I found in a back issue of Delicious magazine (October 2006 I think). I usually make it to go with Salmon and Soba noodles (which is from Donna Hay magazine but can also be found here) as I find that the tastes marry very well together:

 Avocado and Watercress salad

There actually is no real recipe for this salad- it changes slightly every time I make it. So play with it- use what you have in the fridge, try different combinations.


1 Avocado, cubed

a handful of watercress, leaves picked

2-3 Radishes or the equivalent in Daikon Radish, sliced very thinly

3 or 4 handfuls of baby spinach or rocket (argula) or a mixture of both


2 tsp rice wine vinegar (or cider vinegar)

1 tblsp sesame oil

1 tblsp olive oil

1 tsp nigella (black cumin) seeds

Make the dressing by shaking all of the ingredients in a jar (or whisking them in a bowl) until combined.

Toss the salad ingredients together in a bowl with the dressing and eat.