Wednesday, September 22, 2010

terrific tuesday: fussy child salads

mango and peppers salad

When all else fails, and life is an unending series of dark tunnels, headbanging against immovable walls, and laundry, there is nothing more uplifting than seeing your child eat a salad. The simple act of ingesting a portion of the required 'five-a-day' can bring an absurd sense of achievement to the most embattled mother, a vindication that yes, she is on the right track, and no it's not a waste of time.

Mango and Peppers Salad
  • Peel and roughly dice a ripe mango. 
  • Finely dice a couple of red.yellow or orange peppers (colour selection based on presentational effect).
  • Finely dice a red onion (very finely if palates are super-fussy).
  • Finely chop a tablespoon of mint leaves (optional but adds pzazz).
  • Combine and add the juice of half a lime.
  • Mix well and serve with no hint of healthiness.

Watermelon and Feta Salad
  • Cube a watermelon (a couple of thick slices or about half of a mini).
  • Crumble a quantity of feta cheese (as much as you think you can get away with).
  • Shred a quantity of fresh basil leaves (ditto - as much as you think you can get away with).
  • Combine in a bowl and drizzle with good olive oil.
  • Serve without prejudice.

Bon appetit!
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