Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Celebrate 4th JULY with Trifle and Salad Recipes

As promised in my last blog, I'll bring you with great American salads and big berry trifle, here it goes.  

Patriotic Berry Trifle - We use here strawberries, blueberries, heavy cream, cream cheese, pound cake cubes, almonds and lots of sugar. Then we arrange half of the cake cubes at the bottom of the trifle dish. Gently spread a layer of blueberries. Add the cream mixture over them and spread evenly. Again top up with strawberries, evenly. Add the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries. Then sprinkle with blueberries and top with remaining cream mixture. Decorate the top with strawberries and blueberries. Refrigerate for an hour. Enjoy the sweet treat!
Grilled Chicken Salad - Summer is welcomed by grills. We can enjoy a real healthy treat by combining in grills with salad. Chicken is my all time favorite lean meat. Normally we use chicken breasts in the salads. The rest you can use for curries etc. This salad can be accompanied by avocado, coriander, baked/boiled beans (red and white), tomato slices and lettuce. You can add seasoning of your choice. Hope you also enjoyed Chicken Caesar Salad.
Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon - Knowing history behind food, is something what I love exploring and potato salad is no exception. In earlier days, potato salads were made simply by boiling potatoes and adding in wine or a mixture of vinegar plus spices. However the good old fashioned, down home potato salad recipe is made by adding in egg, bacon and mayonnaise with bit of greens and apples.
Pasta Salad - This is my best picnic meals. Here we use one or more types of pasta, it is usually chilled. This is tossed in oil, vinegar or mayonnaise-based dressing. It may be served as an appetizer or main course dish. You can add in it grilled chicken, fish or summer greens. This recipe can be served warm or cold. Some of the different variations of pasta salads are:-
  • Creamy Pasta Salad
  • Caesar Pasta Salad
  • Greek Pasta Salad
  • Spinach and Pasta Salad
  • Rustic Pasta Toss with Tuna and Tomatoes
  • Fusilli with Herbed Ricotta and Grape Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti with Pesto and Tomato-Mozzarella Salad
Cabo Salad - Now we have something purely for the vegetarians/vegans, this is Cabo salad. We used here diced tomatoes, diced onions, fresh boiled corns, you can also used small baby corns if desired. Sliced avocados give it a happy, healthy feeling. Sprinkle crumbled tofu over it. Vegetarians can add over cottage cheese. Garnish with coriander. This is very nutritious and really a beautiful salad. 
Happy Independence Day!!

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