Wednesday, 27 April 2011

2 salads and a bottle of wine (and whatever carbs you have in the cupboard)

There are two types of people in this world. The type that will relate to the title of this blog and the second type.

Raw beetroot salad
  • 3 raw beetroots
  • bunch of parsley finely chopped
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt

1. Peel and grate the beetroot. Make sure you use disposable gloves. Put in a large bowl.
2. Add parsley, lemon juice salt and pepper and taste.
3. Add yogurt and stir through.

II: 7

Lentil salad with caramelised onion
  • 1 packet of french puy lentils (you can use any small green lentil if you can't find these ones)
  • 4 brown onions finely sliced (I didn't use a mandolin, it doesn't need to be that fine)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • red wine vinegar

1. Cook the lentils according to packet instructions. I know that may seem like a bit of a cop out but it really depends on what lentils you use. I boiled mine in salted water for 20 minutes. You don't want them to become mushy. Once cooked drain and set aside.

2. Put the sliced onions into a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Then place in a moderate oven 180 degrees for approximately 1 hour. Keep checking and stirring the onions through the process. You can do this on the stove top but it requires much more oil and effort. You want the onions to be a dark caramel colour and some bits to be crispy.

3. Allow the onions to slightly cool and mix through lentis. Add the red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.


If I have to give instructions on the bottle of wine and carbs you fall into the second category of people, so just enjoy the salad's.


  1. I can easily to the title but with just a subtle change: Salad and 2 bottles of wine. Does this make the category or leaves me as the second type?

  2. Wife in trainingThursday, 28 April, 2011

    WOW JOSEF!!! Is all I have to say! Somethings are better left unsaid!
    I loved the lentil salad, so healthy and filling.