Early on in 2007 I was introduced to sides salads as a patient in hospital and when I got home I began making my own versions.
Plating was fun and exciting to see what I could do with as few as 3 or 4 ingredients. These are the end results.
1/ Side Salad 2012 (Pictured above) serves 1
6 Cherry tomatoes, 1 carrot, 1/4 cucumber, 1Tb lite French dressing
plate as above. Use ramekin and spoons to highlight different ingredients.
2/ Optifast Salad Bowls Serves 3
3 cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cucumber, 1 handful mixed leaves, 1 Tb lite French dressing
Cut tomatoes in half and slice cucumber. Toss in a bowl then add to serving bowls.
3/ Optifast Garden Salad serves 1
1 handful mixed leaves, 1/4 Lebanese cucumber, 1tb extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 lemon juiced
Cut cucumber into rings then mix with salad leaves. Toss in the olive oil and squeezed lemon juice.
4/ Indian Feast Side Salad serves 1
1 Tomato, 1/4 Lebanese Cucumber, 2 Basil Leaves
Slice tomato into rings, and cucumber into rounds.
Assemble in circular pattern around the plate and
garnish with the basil leaves.