Salads & Dressings

Sensational salad recipes with a difference

Simple Salad Dressing

A beautiful, zesty summer dressing


1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon honey


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Whisk until blended
  3. Serve on any salad

Makes ¾ cup

Lime Dressing

This dressing is ideal on plain greens and is also delicious with fish.


2 shallots finely chopped
1/2 clove garlic smashed
2 teaspoons mustard powder
Juice and zest from 2 limes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1cup olive oil


  1. Combine shallot, garlic, mustard, lime juice, zest and salt in a small bowl
  2. Whilst briskly whisking drizzle oil in a steady stream until all is incorporated
  3. Use a blender if a smoother dressing is required

Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups

Moroccan Salad

Couscous is a grain and also the name of the national dish of North African countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. You can substitute this durum wheat based grain with millet as the base for this textured salad


1 cup couscous, lightly toasted without oil
2 1/2 cups water or vegetable stock
2 carrots cut into fine sticks
1 small finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup of raisins, plumped by soaking in hot water
3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 juice of a lemon


  1. Cook couscous and transfer into a bowl
  2. Add carrots, red onions, raisins and sunflower seed or walnuts
  3. Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice
  4. Add salt to taste

Serves 3 to 4

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