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American Pie, Sassy South African, Indian Princess

American Pie

  • Blue cheese
  • Green apple, finely sliced
  • Bacon bits, fried till crisp
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Walnuts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Sassy South African

  • Orange (finely sliced with peel on)
  • Orange Juice
  • Biltong slices
  • Wholegrain mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • Salt & whole pink peppercorns
  • Lemon Juice

Indian princess

  • Whole star anise
  • Whole cardamom pods
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh red chilli
  • Curry leaves
  • Olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper

To assemble the dressings

Step 1
Make each dressing in single portions, either in a jar with a screw-cap (for shaking), or in a small glass vessel with a muddling stick (for crushing).

Step 2
The ratio of oil to acid (vinegar, lemon juice etc.) should be 1 part acid to 3 parts oil.

Step 3
Serve the dressings with a selection of salad leaves and your favourite salad toppings.

Some good ideas are:

  • Rocket, watercress, baby spinach, red radicchio, mixed baby lettuce leaves etc.
  • Pistachio nuts, slivered almonds, fruit such as pear, figs and apple slices, pine nuts, croutons etc.
  • Meats such as sliced smokes salmon or grilled chicken strips.