Thursday 14 August 2014


...I've made so far.

Perhaps it's the variety.

Or the lemon-scented dressing.

Or the inclusion of plantain.

Whatever it is, this salad hits all the right spots. It's crunchy, slightly tart, sweet, savoury, and incredibly filling.

I've peeled the carrots with my good ol' julienne peeler (remember this recipe?). You can get yours here too (in the 'kitchen' section).

(serves 1-2)
- 1 plantain

- 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce (thinly shredded)
- 1 large carrot (julienned/cut into strips)
- 1/4 small red onion (finely chopped)
- 1/4 cup chopped pineapple
- raisins/sultanas
- 1 tbsp chopped nuts
- fresh strawberries (optional)

For the dressing:
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp maggi seasoning
- 1 tsp olive oil

Toss all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.

To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, maggi seasoning, olive oil and dried thyme in a small bowl and whisk with a fork. Pour over the salad and mix well.

Peel and slice the plantain diagonally. You have two options on how to cook the plantain. For a leaner dish, grill the slices, turning them over to brown on both sides. Alternatively, you can make traditional fried plantain by frying the slices in a little sunflower oil, turning over to brown both sides. Remember to drain the excess oil on some kitchen paper.

Serve the salad with the plantain. Enjoy a filling, wholesome lunch or dinner.


  1. Easy to make!! Love this!! I am bookmarking all these recipes. I sooo need a kitchen!!

  2. Ok I am trying this! Maggi seasoning with lemon, olive oil and thyme, is an exciting twist I can't wait taste. Looks amazing!! x