A good salad recipe – Eat

Most salads are prepared as a side dish. Recipes often say “serve with a simple salad.” Then there’s this – lettuce, sugar snap peas, fruit and some nuts tossed in a dressing of oil, mustard, lemon and garlic.

Well and good.

But if you just want a salad for dinner. A quick, healthy and filling salad – so what do you do?

Yes, you are hunting the kings of the salad piles. Then you hear names like Cæsar, Nicoise, and maybe “Greek Salad.”

Caesar salad is good. The original is not made with chicken, but it has become so common that people would miss the chicken pieces if they weren’t there. And I like it best when the chicken is grilled.

And nicoise, i.e. salt of Nice, is a hearty salad that you can eat for dinner. The most important success factor in my opinion is the olives. The more the merrier.

Not everyone likes “brisling sardines”, as they are called in canned form in Norway, but I do. And that’s why I can have a whole box in a salad like this. Then that’s enough.

Greek salad can also pass as dinner, but only on a good day – that is, a day so hot that you mostly just want to drink.

There’s also a wonderful bunch of salads that haven’t (yet) become superstars. One of the ones that I hold down the button confirms itself in the gastronomic firmament is a salad that combines mango and celeriac: two ingredients that would never have met had it not been for the indomitable experimentation of innovative chefs. Pickled and peppery celery root thrives in northern soil, while smooth, sweet mangoes hang from trees in tropical regions. No, the chances of them being in the same bowl were not high.

But, they did. And green beans and sugar snap peas joined the party. This is the salad that you can eat as it is, but it’s not a bad idea to add grilled mackerel.

I also add a salad with hot smoked salmon. You can, of course, replace the smoked pepper with mackerel, which is easy to get hold of. This is an exciting and rich salad with apples, almonds and Frisian salad (lollo) and also a fun sauce where you whip the cream and make it more airy.

A wonderful salad dinner!

Anne Elisabeth Næss

0.5 pcs celery root

12 asparagus beans

1 piece Mango

12 sugar snap peas

1 dl Olive oil

3 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 teaspoon Mustard

1 clove of garlic

This salad is a meal on its own, but it can be used, for example, as a side dish for grilled fish.

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4 pcs of potatoes

10 asparagus beans

0.5 pcs Head of lettuce

4 eggs

2 shallots

8 cherry tomatoes

1 dl olives, black

0.5 cans of sardines

1 dl Olive oil

3 tablespoons of lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Color box (illustration photo)

250 g of salmon

1 head of Frisée lettuce

0.5 red onion

1 apple

2 oranges

20 almonds

0.5 dl Honey, organic

0.5 dl of white wine vinegar

15 peppercorns

1.5 dl Aioli

1 dl cream


Pepper, black

This question was first published on 07/06/2015 and last updated on 06/26/2017

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