Thursday, January 22, 2015

Roasted Red pepper and date cigar salad

Hey guys...

So we back into blogging... Its been a really long break but Chilli Chocolate is back with a bang!!

Hope you all settling well into the new year... and enjoying the back to work... back to school routine... I've recently returned from a holiday.. and I'm just not get used to this!!!

We're well into the peak of Summer, and my only combat to this heat has been loads of salads and of course the beach.. every evening :)

Here's an idea for a fresh Summer salad with a bit of an exotic twist:

You will Need:

For the Salad
Carrot shavings
Cucumber- sliced
Red Pepper- roasted, peeled and julienned
Green olives- pitted
Danish feta wedges
Red onion- julienned

For the Date cigars
Spring roll Pastry
a block of pitted dates
Cook the dates with a little water, until moist and soft. Allow to cool. then wrap in pastry and fold as you would make a spring roll.

To Assemble
Choose a large dish and spread over the lettuce leaves
Then top with the balance of the ingredients
Deep fry the date cigars in a little oil until light golden.
Just before serving, top the salad with the cigars
Dress with a light vinaigrette

HINT - Add in cooked chicken strips to complete this meal!

Hope you enjoy!

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