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Lemon Dukkah Mayonnaise

This is a really simple recipe for a salad dressing, I mean the ingredients are right there in the name.

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dukkah

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Mix together and…voila!


It’s good with my grilled chicken salad with halloumi and green beans, linked here, but again easy to figure out as the ingredients are, you know, right there in the name.



Pumpkin & Feta Salad with Pesto Dressing

I haven’t updated this blog for a while.  We’ve been busy moving into our house (and waiting for an internet connection).  Moving is one of the most hectic and stressful challenges in life – but now we are settled, it’s so good to be in our very own house.  One of the great things about settling in somewhere new is the entertaining that follows, I find it really inspires me to try new recipes and be creative in the kitchen.  Take for example my Pumpkin & Feta Salad with Pesto Dressing…a happy experimentation.


Pumpkin & Feta Salad

2 cups baby spinach leaves

1 half butternut pumpkin, cut into cubes and roasted

200g Danish feta cheese

1/2 cup walnuts


Pesto Dressing

2 teaspoons basil pesto

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice




Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette


This dressing is a little free-form and I am not sure of the exact amounts.  However, I do get asked for the recipe all the time.  So here it is.

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard

Experiment with the amounts, but it should be nice and thick from the honey.

Asian Vegetable Dressing

Asian dressing

I make this dressing all the time, mostly with broccoli but also with other Asian greens. I definitely didn’t invent this,  it’s my version of a dish I tried elsewhere.  Pour over the steamed vegetables for a quick, tasty side-dish that goes well with Thai curry or a nice stir-fry.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon lime juice

crushed chilli

crushed garlic

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