Chatting Salads on ABC Afternoons – Dani Valent

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This week’s radio chat was all about salad because if you love salads you love life – at least, that’s the conclusion I came to by the end of the conversation…

Listen in to my chat below with host Clare Bowditch and our sparkling, salad-loving talkback audience.

A simple salad can be perfect. Try these:

  1. Butter lettuce, leaves washed and torn, dressed with a little extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar and a little good salt and pepper
  2. Juicy tomato slices topped with slices of bocconcini and basil leaves, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with good salt and pepper
  3. Wedges of watermelon topped with crumbled fetta cheese and torn mint leaves; add freshly ground black pepper if desired

Scared of salad dressing? Don’t be.

Take a small jar. Add good extra virgin olive oil then half the quantity of lemon juice or vinegar (ie. if you use 100 ml oil, add 50 ml acid). Add a teaspoon of mustard, a pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper. Put the lid on the jar. Shake it. Taste the dressing and adjust with more vinegar, salt, mustard or whatever!

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  1. Julie November 25, 2017 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Great new website Dani. Accessible, easy to negotiate, enjoyable! Congrats!

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