Niçoise is a typical French salad served as a meal and arranged on a platter, often with a mustard salad dressing. You can use your own combination of salad ingredients – there have been so many variations over the years so just create your own version.
’n Kleurvolle kombinasie van slaaibestanddele met botterbone as die proteïen. Die geure van die tuisgemaakte slaaisous is heerlik met die bone. Moenie in die versoeking kom om die slaai saam met brood te eet nie, want dis vullend genoeg soos dit is. Enige oorskiet-slaai is perfek vir ’n kosblik.
A flavourful dressing can add a punch of flavour to any fresh ingredients. The vinegar and oil mixture with honey, herbs and mustard is a delicious combination. Leaving the apple, fennel and cabbage in this dressing, allows them to pickle slightly. This fresh acidity combined with Pink Lady® Apples creates a perfectly balanced side dish to elevate any meal.
The first few times I made these onions I used dried thyme. Soon after I started adding cumin seeds and now, I alternate between the two flavours, depending on what I am planning to serve with the onions. I use thyme if I want a more delicate flavour, and cumin when I serve it with meat.
This tomato pesto is so versatile. Spread it on sandwiches (braaibroodjies) or toast, dollop on scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast and the options for sides, salads and suppers are plenty. Spread pesto on chicken breast fillets or under the skin of chicken thighs and roast in the oven. Toss the pesto through baby potatoes in the skin or chickpeas, add some crumbled feta and serve with rocket and fresh basil as a side dish.