zen, summer salad
Zen, summer salad
Summer has finally decided to live up to it's reputation and the weather has been super hot. And when the heat gets a bit much i just feel like eating something light and it's usually salad, the problem with salad is that you need patience and people are surprised to hear that I have NO PATIENCE and as I get older I have even less patience. I’m a millennial in the sense that I quiet like my immediate gratification a bit like Veruca, you remember her: the girl from Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory, she was the one that wanted everything NOW! But, (there is always a but) every once in a while I get into this zone where I feel meditative and everything is calm (a rarity for this ADHD individual, self-diagnosed, because, let’s face it, who has the patience to go get tested?) When that happens, I am able to make something that requires patience and attention, and when I get into the zone 8 times out of 10 I will choose to make one of my finely chopped salads. The reason I love my incy-wincy cut-up salad is because I love to get a mountain of flavours in my spoon, if I could balance a three course meal on my fork I would do it.. I never understand people who don’t like to mix their food?
I am so pleased I got into that zone because it felt effortless and because it came out looking so pretty.
I am going to christen this dish my zen summer salad, it’s refreshing and delicious, and looks as good as it tastes!
For 4 people
Seeds of ½ pomegranate
½ yellow capsicum, finely chopped
½ red capsicum, finely chopped
¼ bunch parsley, finely chopped (or coriander)
½ mango (guess what) that’s right, finely chopped!
½ small purple onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons mint leaves finely chopped
2 Lebanese cucumbers, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, (wait for it … drum roll) finely chopped!
For the salad dressing I used: Freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.