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Homemade Caesar Dressing

As a kid, I was fairly vegetable shy, and Caesar salad is one of the first I legitimately enjoyed. Caesar salads are also the first pile of greens that Ben deemed as something other than “a waste of stomach space.” Although I still love Caesar dressing’s garlicky flavor and decadent texture, I often shy away from ordering Caesar salads when …

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Butter Lettuce with Pineapple Ginger Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad Butter Lettuce Salad with Pineapple Ginger DressingA perfect salad to serve that the family will loveServes 6 6 cups torn butter lettuce, lightly packed1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced3 radishes, thinly sliced¼ cup thinly sliced scallions Dressing:5 tablespoons pineapple juice1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon canola oil2 teaspoons sesame seed oil2

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Prawn and Asparagus Salad with Verjuice Dressing & Mayonnaise

An easy, sea-breezy salad that takes just minutes to put together, and you cannot go wrong if you use the very best ingredients in this simple dish. I’ve specified cooked, peeled prawns from Woolies here, which I admit are expensive, but they are very good, fresh and springy, and a fine ingredient to splash out on when the festive season …

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Parmesan Salad Dressing, plus 12 Recipes That Use Buttermilk

I make this delicious dressing whenever I have buttermilk in the fridge leftover from one of my recipes that uses buttermilk. Toss with your favorite salad ingredients, or  just romaine lettuce and croutons. This dressing  has a creamy Caesar Salad dressing taste.  It’s also a good dip for crudites.  It’s a good way to use up that buttermilk you  bought to make any of my …

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Seared Beef or Venison ‘Carpaccio’ with a Thai-Style Dressing

Carpaccio is a brilliant choice of starter or snack if you’re on a low-carb or diabetic regime. I’m always astonished when people tell me they don’t fancy carpaccio, because to my mind the combination of rosy leaves of beef fillet, sharp salty Parmesan shavings, fruity olive oil and a spritz of lemon juice is the food of the gods. It …

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Low-Carb Griddled Baby Butternut with Chorizo, Feta & a Lemon Dressing

This beautiful black plate is the work of my uncle, master potterDavid Walters of Franschhoek. The shiny black slick of glaze across the plate is designed to stop your fork from grating. I seldom see these beautiful baby vegetables in the shops, and when I do spy them, I grab a few punnets and race home to cook them. They’re similar to courgettes [zucchini] but …

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Low-Carb Seared Tuna with a Burnt Tomato & Caper Dressing

This is an easy and interesting dish starring just a few beautiful ingredients – spanking-fresh tuna, olive oil, capers, baby herb leaves and Rosa tomatoes at the peak of their ripeness.  I’m going to ask you deliberately to burn your tomatoes to make the dressing, and please do so with confidence, as it is the sweet charred flavour of the …

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Southwest Salad Dressing

This salad is the best. EVER. I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, Alyssa. She changed my life with it when I visited a few months back. It’s the dressing that makes it super-duper good. It’s a southwest dressing with a little bit of a kick. It’s like nothing I’ve had before and I’m completely addicted.  And besides the dressing …

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Warm Lamb and Potato Salad with a Mint Dressing

The most important criterion for me when I’m cooking for a small crowd (and I’m talking about 10 people or more) is that every key element of the dish can be prepared many hours in advance, then heated, assembled and dished up with minimum fuss, at the last moment, so it arrives at the table fresh, hot and delicious. This …

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