Elton John Salad
Making this salad, made me think of my Elton John story, so I decided to name it after him. With Christmas a couple of days away, I thought you might want to make this, it's delicious, fresh with a hint of tanginess.
I went to see Elton John for his final concert with my sister and I have to say the contrast between my 20-year-old self who went to see him in 1984 with my then 16-year-old sister is just too … what shall I say, confronting? tragic? I remember running late not having time to eat and no money for a cab, so my sister and I hassled my mum for a lift to the gig. This time I had a checklist: leave 2 hours early to get a good parking spot and enough time to eat a healthy meal with lots of veggies. Take two pills for a headache people, (shame on you). In the old days, I didn’t get headaches (I may have given a few, but I didn’t get them. I didn’t feel too bad about being such a granny when I saw 72-year-old Elton clutching to the rails with both hands as he climbed up the stairs to get on to the stage and waddle/limp on his epic journey to the piano. We were all rooting for him, yes, Elton, one more step, you can make it Yes! He’s there! He planted his behind on his throne and it stayed there for most of the concert. Was he old? Yes. Have I gotten older? Yes. Was it fun going down memory lane with Elton John? YESSS, was he awsome? Hell, yea! Maybe if we all eat more healthy salads like this one. We will be able to grow older gracefully! This salad is packed with goodness to give you a boost of energy, feel great, and let’s face it who couldn’t be more regular...
1 punnet strawberries
1 punnet blueberries
1 small sweet potato
2 Lebanese cucumbers
1 small packet rocket leaves
1 small packet spinach leaves
1 bunch Asparagus blanched
3/4 cup broken macadamia nuts
Cut strawberries into quarters, chop up sweet potatoes into small, baby squares and bake in the oven until cooked. I don’t use any oil.
Blanch Asparagus (Blanch means to briefly immerse asparagus in boiling, hot water, for 60 seconds I blanch for 3 minutes) chop up the cucumber and the Avocado.
In a large bowl mix all of the vegetable ingredients, drizzle with your favourite salad dressing and sprinkle with nuts. YUMBO