starter & salad

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Starters consist of a wide variety of hot or cold dishes served before the main course of a meal. On the other hand, a salad is a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat or fish. These tit-bits of food are both known to increase and stimulate the appetite, lift energy and enhance vitality. Here are my favorite starters and salads:

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa 1 tbsp olive oil2 cloves garlic (minced)1 pc jalapeno (minced (optional))1 cup quinoa1 cup vegetable broth ((chicken broth))1 can black beans (drained and rinsed (15-ounce))1 can diced tomatoes ((14.5 oz))1 cup corn kernels (frozen, canned or...

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad different seasonal fruits: (Choose a selection of 4 to 5 (berries, apples, oranges, bananas, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, rock melon))1 pc lemon (juice)2 pcs oranges (juiced)1 tsp vanilla extractOptional: replace vanilla with chopped mint leaves Fruit...

Tuna Rice Salad

Tuna Rice Salad

  Tuna Rice Salad 4 pcs egg (hard boiled)2 cups rice (cooked, cold)1 pc shallot (finely chopped)1 can corn or steamed chopped french beans (GMO free )2-3 pcs tomatoes (large, diced or sliced)2-3 tbsp olive oil ((or more according to taste))olives (Black or green...

Vegan Pesto Rosso

Vegan Pesto Rosso

Pesto Rosso This pesto rosso is vegan, using cashew nuts instead of cheese. It taste fantastic and goes well with veggie sticks as a dip or with pastas or zoodles. 100 gr Cashew nuts (Soaked for 4 hours)25 gr basil (Fresh, leaves only)120 gr Olive Oil30 gr Pine...

Black Tahini and Beetroot Hummus

Black Tahini and Beetroot Hummus

Black Tahini and Beetroot Hummus 500 grams Beetroot (peeled and cut into 2x3cm pieces)4 cloves Garlic (unpeeled)1 tsp Cumin seeds1 tsp Salt1/4 tsp Black pepper (ground)4 tbsp Olive Oil (plus extra for dizzling)250 grams Chickpeas (canned; rinsed and drained)2 tbsp...

Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers

Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers

      Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers This recipe is from one of the Thermomix gluten free cookbook. It is gluten free, Keto and low carb friendly. 2 sprigs Rosemary (fresh; leaves only)100 gr Tahini80 gr Coconut oil2 Eggs30 gr Sesame Seeds (black)80 gr Coconut Flour½...

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Tzatziki The best tzatziki I had was in Greece of course! This recipe is the closest I've found to the original taste. Enjoy ! 1 Cucumber (seeded)2 Garlic cloves (crushed)1 cup Greek Yogurt1 tsp Vinegar (white)1 tbsp Dill (chopped)1 tbps Mint (chopped) Finely...

Coconut Marinated Fish Salad

Coconut Marinated Fish Salad

Coconut Marinated Fish Salad This salad originates from Tahiti. It can be done with different fish types but I prefer to use tuna. It can be served as a main dish, but it makes a great starter. 800 grm Tuna (Raw, diced in 1cm cubes)250 ml Coconut Milk8 pce Lime...