Category Archives: Salads

Avocado Tartare Sandwich

Avocado Tartar Sandwich

Most of the times when you want a snack on the go for lunch and you don’t want anything fast food, you probably end up having a sandwich. The choice is usually (well at least in Germany): sausage, ham, eggs, cheese or tuna. I always take the one with cheese.

But I need variety, so I have started making my own sandwiches when I am on the road. And they are anything else but boring.

Avocado Tartare

I have made an avocado tartare. Avocado tartare sounds like an invented word but it also sounds kinda cool. It is like a little avocado salad that you can combine with different things. In this case bread – making a sandwich.

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Grilled Peach and Basil Salad

grilled peach and basil salad close up

Peaches are out there now and I am so loving the sweet taste these summer days. Peaches are definitely one of my favourite fruits and I cannot get enough when they are in season. I prefer peaches pure or in a fruit salad or dessert.

Combining the sweetness of peaches with a savoury dish was something that reminded me of 70s cookbooks, when using fruits in a meat dish was considered to be “exotic”. We all know Toast Hawaii. But then I was taught better.

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Sesame Crusted Tuna with a Quinoa Sprouts Salad

Tuna Sesame Crust Sprout Salad

I have been craving semi-raw tuna plus salad for two weeks now. I have seen a picture of it in a food magazine and couldn’t stop thinking about it. As I am crazy about food this happens to me quite often actually. I can’t put food out of my head.

So today it was seared tuna with a super fresh sprouts salad. This dish has some kind of an asian appeal. Also because of the aromatic taste of roasted sesame, which I really like.

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Green Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Flowers with an Orange Vinaigrette

green asparagus edible flowers

I am totally in summer mood these past two weeks! The weather has been just beautiful. We have been to the sea last weekend: hanging out at the beach, going for walks, sea side aperitif and eating outside – just perfect! I especially love mild summer evenings.

Being in the summer mood also means easy, light dishes, a lot of fresh produce and colourful cooking.

I have the perfect summer day lunch for you: Green asparagus, topped with goat cheese and a super yummy orange vinaigrette.

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Miner’s lettuce and new potato salad with a Honey & Mustard Dressing

miners lettuce and new potato salad

I quickly wanted to share this new discovery: Do you know Miner’s lettuce? It is also called Indian lettuce or Spring Beauty.

It is a wild green plant and a perfect salad green that seems to be forgotten. It was in our vegetable box, but I have never seen it on a farmers market or in a store before. The leaves are succulent and the taste is similar to raw spinach but very mild and more crunchy. I really like it.

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Crunchy Quinoa & Cabbage Salad

crunchy quinoa cabbage salad with forks

I have been struggling with a cold the past week and now Philipp is not feeling well this weekend. We both need some food that gives us energy: quinoa and vegetables.

We had a beautiful pointed cabbage in our veg box on friday (see picture). Pointed cabbage has softer leaves and tastes slightly sweeter than white cabbage. I really like it. However due to the cold weather our box has only been sparely filled over the winter months.

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Orange & Fennel Salad with a Sweet Sesame Dressing

fennel orange salad with sesame dressing

We bought a jug blender recently. I am not a big fan of too many kitchen appliances taking space in the kitchen but I really wanted this blender to make fresh juices on weekends and so we have been juicing a lot recently. Every saturday and sunday fresh juices for breakfast it is. It is also so much fun! Not too much fun for the neighbours though as the blender is quite noisy. My favourite fresh juice still is carrot, orange and ginger juice. What are your favourite combinations for fresh fruit or vegetable juices? Let us know!

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Baby spinach salad with figs and lazy sundays

summer salad

Our sundays are very lazy lately. I am listening to the latest album of one my favourite bands called Malajube. My good friend Pier-Luc from Montréal recommended them a couple of years ago. They were in Germany in 2007 and so I saw them live and totally fell in love with their music. If you like francophonic indie rock you should definitely check them out.

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