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Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell

shrimps and exotic fruits saladFruits are food of Gods! This salad is inspired from my trip to Sri Lanka. In a previous post i mentioned all the health benefits of the exotic fruits of Sinhala which really motivated me to create this tempting salad.

shrimps and exotic fruits salad

It has it all;  wholesome, delish and beautifully presented. Imagine this mix of mango, pineapple, papaya, avocado and shrimps!  When you smell its aroma as you take it to your mouth you wish to close your eyes to create a better mental image and involve all your senses.

shrimps and exotic fruits saladSo easy to do and doesn’t involve so much of preparation. To make this salad for two you need:

  • one medium pineapple
  • one medium mango
  • two small avocado
  • half of a papaya
  • 300g shrimps cooked

Divide the pineapple in two halves and empty one of them to use it as a boat for the salad.

shrimps and exotic fruits saladIn a bowl, cut all the fruits in medium cubes then add the shrimps. Mix all with lemon mayo dressing and pour it in the pineapple shell. Eh voila ready to serve!

shrimps and exotic fruits salad

shrimps and exotic fruits saladshrimps and exotic fruits salad

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

Salads are so versatile, can be served at any point during the meal, they can be appetizers, side dish or even a main dish! All i can say, salads and summer go really well; light, nutritious and refreshing. Go as much creative as you wish, mix the ingredients that you like, drizzle your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad is so easy to adapt and takes less than 10 minutes!

  • lettuce of your choice (i used frisé)
  • avocado
  • tomato
  • black olives
  • bake rolls
  • and of course the goat cheese, i cut them in slices and dipped them in dry thyme

Lemon mayo dressing tastes beautiful with it!

thyme goat cheese and bake rolls salad

Did you know that the ancient greeks used thyme in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage?

gracious salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

This gracious salad is always a winning choice if you want to treat yourself or your guests. Before even knowing the ingredients, it’s enough to look at the colors blend to open up your appetite and make your mouth water.

I am sure you noticed by now that i am fond of goat cheese. I can pair it with anything, and trust me it’s irresistible with smoked salmon! For this salad you need: ( for 4 people)

  • 200g smoked salmon
  • 2 medium ripe avocado
  • 150g goat cheese
  • wedges of one lemon peeled
  • mix green leafs (arugula, red oak, green oak and frisé)

Lemon mayo dressing goes well with the salmon.

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

Tomates – cerises (cherry tomato) salad

tomates cerises salad

As promised, here is an adaptation of the tomates cerises salad that i first tasted at la maison de la foret in “tawlet bkassine” restaurant www.tawletbkassine.com

So delicious, couldn’t get enough of it. We need:

  • 300g cherry tomato cut in halves
  • two small shallot or white onion cut a la julienne. For more information of which type of onion to use click onion guide
  • handful of mint leaves
  • handful of basil leaves
  • handful pine seeds roasted
  • handful dried raisin soaked in water for 15 mns at least

Mix all with a dash of salt and olive oil drizzle. If you are a fan of lemon you can add one tbsp as well.

tomates cerises salad

As i always say, a healthy salad doesn’t mean a boring salad! Enjoy health on your plate!

tomates cerises salad


salade au chèvre chaud (salad with hot goat cheese)

salade au chevre chaud

Chèvre is a young, mild and creamy cheese, “Pur Chèvre” from France is made entirely from goat’s milk. I love cheese! i can pair cheese with anything! Nothing gives me this feeling of satisfaction like cheese.

This salad is very simple and served on your table in less than 15 minutes. Only 4 ingredients make this great salad:

  • lettuce (i mixed 3 types: red oak, green oak and boston)
  • cherry tomato
  • toast
  • chèvre cheese (goat cheese)

salade au chevre chaud

Spread on the toast a 5mm layer of chèvre, if you like the melting cheese, preferably use the aged goat cheese which is coated with white edible rind (similar to the rind of Camembert). Inside it is firmer and drier than Camembert, but once you heat it, it becomes completely soft and melting.

Personally i like the fresh, rindless goat cheese and i sprinkle a bit of bread crumbs on top to add some crispy texture before heating in the microwave for one minute.

Serve this salad with vinaigrette or lemon mayo dressing. Additions are always most welcome with cheese. Some people add walnuts, pine nuts or even dried figs.

salade au chevre chaud

No wonder why photographers use the word cheese to make you smile! Say cheeeese it’s my brother in law (Hani) birthday! Wishing you a beautiful year ahead and a prosperous life!

salade au chevre chaud