Summary: Perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes are so delicious that the best way to do them justice is to eat them as a salad, simply dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. This salad is a twist to that, with added spirulina and avocado.
Spirulina crunchies only contain spirulina, they have no added ingredient, but somehow the way they are produced makes them taste different from powdered spirulina, and add a crunchy element to this salad. But of course, you can use spirulina powder if you can't get the crunchies.
If you can, leave the sea salt out ; the salad is naturally and delicately salted by the addition of seaweed. You may use any sea vegetable you have on hand, I like to use dulse because it is thought to contain Sodium, Potassium and its other minerals in a ratio that is suited for human health.
Summary: The Spring is here, and with it, purple sprouting broccoli ! There are endless ways of preparing this highly nutritious and stunningly beautiful cruciferous, but as with all spring vegetables, I prefer light cooking methods, to keep them vibrant green and still slightly crunchy.
Try this warm salad of braised purple sprouting on a bed of rocket dressed with green or red pesto and, optionally, top with a little mozzarella, vegetarian parmesan or pecorino.
Don't miss my trick for halving cherry tomatoes in 5 seconds ...
Make a homemade pesto out of wild garlic, baby spinach, nuts, olive oil, a little sea salt and lemon juice for a delicious garlic kick.
Equally delicious cold, served as a starter.
Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter.
Summary: Take the popular caprese salad, an Italian favourite : tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, seasoned with salt and olive oil. Swap full size tomatoes for deliciously ripe cherry tomatoes. Add heavenly sweet, fresh, perfectly ripe figs, and serve on a giant bed of shredded lettuce, dressed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. What you get a satisfying salad lunch for a bright Summer day.
Use real buffalo mozzarella if you can, it is so much tastier than mozzarella made with cows milk !