delicious salad recipes for dinner

October 11, 2006 at 7:37 am 1 comment

After a few hellish days of work it was time to calm down over a couple of salads, so here is what I made:

Tomato  Salad with Olives (a variation)


  • three large plum tomatoes
  • twelve black olives
  • small handful of sunflower seeds
  • one tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper

Chop the tomatoes. Stone and chop the olives. Toast the sunflower seeds. Combine all the ingredients. Delish!

By the way, the reason it’s a variation is because this salad is usually made with cherry tomatoes (whole or halved) and pine nuts instead of sunflower seeds. I’m sure a herb or two would go well here, but I only had enough parsley for the potatoes …

Potato Salad with Parsley


  • four medium potatoes
  • generous handful chopped parsley
  • two tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • one finely chopped or well crushed garlic clove
  • juice of one lemon
  • one tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Chop and boil the potatoes – for about eight minutes if chopped into pieces. When cooked and while still warm add all the other ingredients. The red onion will go a very pretty pink from the warmth of the potatoes.

I cannot tell a lie: I didn’t actually have any garlic when I made this last night. It may be that you don’t need both onion and garlic, probably just one is best. If you’re going to choose one, choose garlic. And I used Italian parlsey because that’s all we can get here. I’m too big a parsley fan to be a parlsey snob, so I’ll say that the non-flat-leaf kind of parlsey would also be good in this salad.

Hope you enjoy.


Entry filed under: olives, potatoes, recipe, salads.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. vinaciah  |  October 28, 2009 at 12:07 am

    hi what is seeds


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