Couscous Vegetable Farm

A crazy couscous salad for Halloween. By the way i shared my this recipes for a competition in Cookpad UK and I  was winner of the Cookpad UK , Halloween contest 2018.

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Ingredients

  • 1 sachet couscous
  • 2 beetroots, cooked
  • 2-3 fresh or pickled onions
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it??!!!

Empty the contents of the sachet into a bowl and add boiling water according to the instruction. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes. Then fluff with a spoon to separate the grains.

Add Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and mix together.

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Now in a glass plate, place vegetables and cover them with cooked couscous.


Couscous vegetable salad

Ingredients

1 sachet couscous

2 beetroots, cooked

2-3 fresh or pickled onions

2 fresh mint leaves

3-4 cherry tomatoes

1 tbsp Olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it??!!!

Empty the contents of the sachet into a bowl and add boiling water according to the instruction. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes. Then fluff with a spoon to separate the grains. Add Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and mix together. Now in a glass plate, place vegetables and cover them with cooked couscous.

Mimosa Salad

Mimosa salad, is a traditional, scrumptious and satisfying layered Russian salad. Mimosa got it’s name from Mimosa Spring flower.

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This tasty salad is popular in Russia and has a wide variety of recipes. For instance, typically it is made with canned fish but in some other recipes there is cooked chicken instead. Or in some recipes there is mixture of Mayonnaise and cheese. In this salad all ingredients are grated finely and layered.

It’s really tasty salad especially with fresh dill leaves for garnishing, you will experience a piece of heaven in your plate.

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Ingredients

  • one canned tuna in oil, drained
  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 2 medium carrots, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled, peeled, whites and yolks separated after boiling
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh dill leaves for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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How to make it??

Drain the fish and mash it with a fork. Prepare your serving plate or dish. In my serving plate I am using a Springform pan that will give a nice round shape to my salad but this is optional and you can just layering ingredients on a plate in any shape you wish.

Arrange grated potatoes evenly on the bottom of plate and press down with a spoon. Season with pinch of salt and pepper, then on top of potatoes, goes some Mayonnaise.

On top of potatoes, make fish layer then cover this layer with chopped onion and then spread Mayonnaise.

Then arrange grated carrots, season with salt and pepper and spread Mayonnaise. Now, cover top of carrots with egg whites, season with salt and pepper and , spread Mayonnaise.

For last layer, arrange  egg yolks, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with dill leaves or any other fresh green herbs to make it similar to Mimosa flower.

You can keep this salad in the fridge for few days. As i mentioned above, you can use chicken instead of canned fish, or cooked rice instead of potatoes.

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Mimosa Salad

Ingredients

  • one canned tuna in oil, drained
  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 2 medium carrots, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled, peeled, whites and yolks separated after boiling
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh dill leaves for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

How to make it??

Drain the fish and mash it with a fork. Prepare your serving plate or dish. In my serving plate I am using a Springform pan that will give a nice round shape to my salad but this is optional and you can just layering ingredients on a plate in any shape you wish. Arrange grated potatoes evenly on the bottom of plate and press down with a spoon. Season with pinch of salt and pepper, then on top of potatoes, goes some Mayonnaise.

On top of potatoes, make fish layer then cover this layer with chopped onion and then spread Mayonnaise. Then arrange grated carrots, season with salt and pepper and spread Mayonnaise. Now, cover top of carrots with egg whites, season with salt and pepper and , spread Mayonnaise. For last layer, arrange egg yolks, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with dill leaves. You can keep this salad in the fridge for few days.

Vegetables and Fruits Decoration

Making a creative and colourful salad plate with carving with vegetables and fruits carving is very relaxation job, lots of fun and result is really cool.

 

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Ingredients

  • Red- yellow bell peppers
  • Radish
  • Strawberries
  • Spring onion

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Method

Chop the radish half way through on opposite sides.

Make several elliptical cuts around the strawberry.

Cut bell pepper in half. Cut out triangles around the side of the bell pepper. Carefully cut the skin from the flesh of the bell pepper and peel it back.

Keep all these fruits and vegetables in a separate bowl with cold water for about 1-2 hours. This will keep them fresh and will help them to bloom like flower.

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Tuna salad

A healthy, delicious , light and filling meal for lunch or dinner. Perfect in sandwich or wrap. Very easy to prepare and it’s ready in minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tin tuna, drained
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pitted black olives and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1tsp paprika
  • Salt, pepper to taste

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Method

Break up tuna with a fork. In a bowl, add the tuna, olives, bell peppers, eggs and mayonnaise. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir together . Refrigerate until serving.

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Rice Salad

A quick – easy made salad with lovely taste of sesame oil.

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Ingredients
1 cup cooked rice
1 Tsp soy sauce
1 Tsp sesame oil
Half a cucumber
10 Radish
1 small yellow bell pepper
Small bunch parsley
Salt- red chilli powder to taste

Method
Finely chop cucumber, parsley, bell pepper and radish. In a bowl with chopped vegetables, add cooked rice, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix together.

Pomegranate-Cress Salad ( Slada-e Anaar va Shahi)

This salad is seriously tasty, refreshing, with nice mild sweet taste and what else . It would be a good choice for Yalda night ( longest night of the year)

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Pomegranate-cress salad

Ingredients

100g rocket leaves

3 walnuts, unshelled and chopped

5 Persian dates, pitted and chopped

1 large pomegrante, deseeded

Slices of Parmesan cheese or Feta cheese

2 Tbsp Olive oil

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

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Method

Wash rocket leaves. Place the leaves in a colander to drain. Chop walnuts. Shave parmesan cheese into thin slices or if you prefer Feta cheese cut it into small cubes.

Combine Olive oil and balsamic vinegar together. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss them well. Add your dressing. Salad is ready, enjoy it 🙂

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