Showing posts with label Appetizer and Salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Appetizer and Salad. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cucumber Salad

Simple yet yummy and very easy to prepare.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1/2 kilo cucumber
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
1 onion (sliced thinly)
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1. Wash the cucumber well and remove some skin then slice.
2. Season with salt and pepper, add the lime and onion then mix well.

3. Serve and enjoy with your favorite meat or fish dishes.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sliced Avocado Appetizer

The creamy taste of avocado blended with the taste of  a freshly squeezed lemon, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper will surely boost your appetite.

1/2 piece avocado
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

1. Slice the avocado, arrange in a serving platter and sprinkle it with salt and pepper, lemon juice and olive oil.
2. Decorate it before serving, Enjoy. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mixed Greens with Strawberry and Radicchio

Salada muito boa :-). This is a very good and delicious salad that you can serve to the whole family with your favorite salad dressing.

6 lettuce leaves (cut into serving pieces)
2 cups cleaned watercress
1 small radicchio
12 pieces strawberry

1. Wash all the ingredients properly then set aside to remove excess water, but if you have a salad leaves dryer you can use it.
2. In a serving dish arrange all the leaves and strawberry properly, serve with your favorite salad dressing. I drizzled this with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon and Purple Cabbage

A potato salad loaded with yumminess.

Ingredients for 6-8 servings:
1 kilo potato ( diced)
100 grams purple cabbage ( sliced thinly)
1/2 cup crispy bacon
1 cup mayonaise or according to your taste
salt and pepper to taste

1. Boil the potatoes until tender but not overcooked. After boiling drain and pass through a running water then drain to remove excess water.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
3. Serve and enjoy :-).

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Onion Appetizer

 I made this for a friend's birthday party and her guests liked it. Easy to make, yet so delicious and a perfect dish to liven up the buffet table.

5 onions (slice into rings)
1 cup bottled sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup almonds (roasted)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. Heat the olive oil then put the onions and stir for a minute or until half cooked and remove from heat.
2. In a mixing bowl combine the cooked onion, mushrooms and almonds then put in a serving dish and enjoy :-). 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mixed Salad with Dried Tomato and Crouton

This simple mixed salad is perfect to pair with any meat or fish.  I mixed the lettuce, watercress and dandelion leaves sprinkle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and topped with dried tomatoes and croutons.

You can mix any leafy salad vegetables of your choice.
Enjoy and have a good time :-).

If you want to make croutons here is the link for it 
How to make crouton

Sunday, August 23, 2015

White Beans Salad

This is an easy to prepare salad that you can make for your loved ones. It tastes very good, the nutty flavor of the white beans plus the flavors of the other ingredients  were perfectly blended.White beans are loaded with anti-oxidants and  good source of fiber and protein.

500 grams White Beans
2 cups Frozen Green Peas
10 Crab sticks ( sliced )
salt to taste

1. Cook the white beans in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes ( timer starts when pressure cooker starts to sizzle, or boil in a pot for an hour or until tender. When cooked, wash in running water then drain.
2. In a mixing bowl put the beans, sprinkle with salt to taste then add the crab sticks and green peas, mix until fully combined.
3. Serve with a smile :-).

Friday, August 14, 2015

How To Make Farfalle Appetizer

Farfalle or bow tie pasta originated in Italy, date back 16th century in the region of  Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy. It comes in different sizes, the kids will surely love this cute bow-tie like pasta.

250 grams farfalle
1 cup diced ham
1 cup all purpose cream
1 1/2 cups mayonaise
salt and pepper to taste
spring onion
raisins according to your taste

1. Cook the farfalle according to its packaging procedure, when done, was in running water to remove extra starch then drain it.

2. Combine all the ingredients until fully mixed, chill then serve.

Monday, August 10, 2015

How to Prepare a Couscous Salad

Couscous is a staple food of North African cuisine and voted as the third-favourite dish of French people in 2011 in a study by TNS Sofres for magazine Vie Pratique Gourmand, and the first in the east of France. 
Source: Wikipedia

I used instant couscous for this salad, instant couscous can be used by just soaking it with warm water.

Ingredients for 20 servings
300 grams couscous
1 big zucchini
2 big eggplant
1 big yellow bell pepper
1 big green Bell pepper
1 cup dried tomato ( sliced)
1 cup green peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon

1. Dice all the vegetables, sprinkle with olive oil,  then put in the a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes at 200C.
2. While roasting the veggies, soak the instant couscous in warm water for 5-10 minutes then drain.

Dried Tomatoes
3. Combine all the ingredients and mix well, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper then stir until fully mixed. Serve and enjoy.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

How to Prepare a Simple Appetizer

Surprise your loved ones with this simple appetizer that perfectly goes well with any dishes. It will surely boost your appetite.

Ingredients for 6 servings:
1 head broccoli big ( cleaned)
2 ripe mangoes (sliced)
200 grams strawberries (cleaned and sliced)

1. Boil the broccoli for 2 minutes then drain and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients making sure that it is evenly mix.
3. Serve with your favorite salad dressing or just simply sprinkle with  a little salt, olive oil and lime juice. Enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2015

How To Make an Easy Dessert

Simple yet delicious and very easy to prepare. Affordable and enough for the whole family.

Ingredients for 15 servings:
500 grams white small sago (cooked and drained)
1 sachet green gelatine powdered (unflavored)
1 sachet red gelatine powder ( unflavored)
2 cans condensed milk or  add according to your taste
2 cups fresh milk or evaporated milk
1 litre All purpose cream(Nestle, Alaska, Magnolia, Etc)

1. Cook each gelatine then set aside and diced.
2. In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients then mix well.
3. Refrigerate before serving.

I recooked today (August 1) for a friends birthday and everybody likes it. I used green and orange gelatin

I dropped some raisins to my bowl and it's superb!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Chinese Cabbage Salad

Chinese cabbage or Napa cabbage is one of the common ingredients in Asian cooking but I want to share my recipe of raw Chinese cabbage salad. Easy to make yet nutritious and delicious.

1 piece Chinese cabbage ( Slice thinly)
2 tomatoes
1 can corn kernel
1 cup frozen green peas
1 medium size onion
1 lemon or according to your taste
salt and pepper to taste

Chinese Cabbage
1. In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients then mix well and serve.

When I served it, I  added some parsley for extra aroma and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil will make it extra yummy :)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mixed Appetizer

A simple salad combination that's really delicious.

Ingredients for 6 servings:
1 cup corn
1 cup green peas
1 cup seedless olives
1 cup cherry tomato
2 tablespoons olive oil ( Extra Virgin)
salt to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well then serve.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

White Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a crop grain originated in the Andes region of  Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. It has been called a superfood due to its nutritional value. High in protein, essential amino acids and a good source of other vitamins and minerals. The time when I learned how nutritious Quinoa is, I fell in love with it and made it a part of my nutritious food list, a little expensive but its worth it :-).  Try it.

Ingredients for 5 servings:
1/2 cup white Quinoa
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup cherry or grape tomato
1/2 cup green peas
1/2  cup corn 
2 tablespoons olive oil (Extra Virgin)
salt to taste

1. In a pot, put the quinoa and the water then cook the same way as rice over medium heat. When it is done set aside to cool.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine everything then serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Value of uncooked Quinoa
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy1,539 kJ (368 kcal)
64 g
Dietary fibre7 g
6 g
Saturated0.7 g
Monounsaturated0.1.6 g
Polyunsaturated3.3 g
14 g
Vitamin A equiv.
1 μg
Thiamine (B1)
0.36 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.32 mg
Niacin (B3)
1.52 mg
0.77 mg
Vitamin B6
0.49 mg
Folate (B9)
184 μg
Vitamin B12
0 μg
70.2 mg
Vitamin C
0 mg
Vitamin E
2.44 mg
Vitamin K
0 μg
Trace metals
47 mg
4.6 mg
197 mg
457 mg
563 mg
3.1 mg
Source :

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Potato and Carrot Salad

This easy to prepare and budget friendly recipe will surely make your loved ones satisfied.A perfect appetizer.  Try it.

Ingredients 6-8 servings:
1 kilo potato (diced)
1/4 kilo carrots (diced)
3 hard boiled eggs ( diced)
1/4 cup parsley ( chopped)
1 cup mayonaise
1 cup all purpose cream
salt and pepper to taste

1. Boil the carrots and potatoes until soft (around 8-10 minutes) drain after boiling and set aside until cool.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, then chill and serve.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chickpea Salad

Garbanzo or chickpea is a legume that is high in protein and a good source of iron. The first time I ate it I fell in love with its yummy taste, very creamy and nutty. You can use chickpea in different dishes but for now enjoy this delicious and nutritious salad :-). Below are the basic ingredients but you can add more when you serve it, like sesame seeds and basil leaves.

250 grams chick pea
1 cup cherry tomato
1/2 cup black seedless olives
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook the chick pea until tender ( I pressure cooked it for 20 minutes) if pressure cooker is not available, just use a pot and boil until done.
2. When tender, drain and put in a mixing bowl.
3. Add the cherry tomatoes, olives, olive oil,  salt and pepper then mix well.
4. Serve with love and do not forget to smile :-) .

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bell Pepper Appetizer

 A simple appetizer yet nutritious. Bell pepper is an excellent source of carotenoids and a good source of vitamins E and C. You will surely love this crunchy and colorful appetizer which is low in calories (31Kcal per 100 grams). Try this.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 regular size green bell pepper
1 regular size red bell pepper
1 regular size yellow bell pepper
any salad dressing of your choice

1. Slice all the bell peppers into rings then combine well.
2. Serve to your desired presentation or plating. Perfect with fried or grilled  fish or meat

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

White Sago and Macaroni Salad

White sago is not as transparent  as tapioca pearls but it still delicious and the same in texture. I prepared this for my family last July of 2014 but it is only now that I was able to find this photo from my files :-).

1/4 kilo white small sago ( cooked and drained)
1/4 kilo elbow macaroni ( cooked and drained)
1 small can fruit cocktail ( drained)
1 1/2 cup condensed milk (or adjust according to your taste)
2 cups Nestle cream or all purpose cream
1 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Procedure :
1. Combine all the ingredients then refrigerate.

2. Serve when ready.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fried Dried Fish

Simple yet special for me, oh how I love this fried fish at breakfast table,  a good appetizer . Wash your hands and grab the fried rice now :-). 

To fry it, simply heat the oil then fry the dried fish to your desired doneness, when done remove from oil then put in a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve and enjoy.

Bean Sprouts Salad

Bean Sprouts are one of the common cooking ingredients that we can find at the market, this is very nutritious, in fact it is more nutritious than the original bean where it came from according to what I've read.  Low in calories ( 31 calories for 104 grams) but a good source of folate,  folate helps your body produce DNA, amino acids and red blood cells,  that are important in preventing anemia and birth defects. Make it a habit to include bean sprouts in your diet because it also a good source of protein and dietary fiber. 
Here is a simple salad recipe to enjoy. This salad goes well with any meat and fish dishes.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
2 cups bean sprouts ( wash well)
1 tablespoons lemon or calamansi juice
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons soy sauce ( if balsamic coy sauce is available it is better)
2 tomatoes ( slice to your desired size)
some lettuce
salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine the tomato and bean sprouts, set aside, in a serving dish, arrange the lettuce properly then put the combined tomatoes and sprouts.
2. Sprinkle with lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper then serve and enjoy. :-)

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