PREP TIME 15 MINUTES SERVES 4 4 ripe roma tomatoes (300g), cut into wedges
2 lebanese cucumbers (260g), chopped coarsely
¼ medium red onion (45g), sliced thinly
1/3 cup (60g) pitted kalamata olives, halved
150g fetta, crumbled coarsely
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 Place tomato, cucumber, onion, olives and fetta in a large bowl; toss gently to combine, sprinkle with oregano. 2 Place oil and vinegar in a screw-top jar; season, shake well. Drizzle dressing over salad. Serve with fresh oregano sprigs, if you like.
MIXED CABBAGE SLAW
PREP TIME 20 MINUTES SERVES 4 ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
2 cups finely shredded red cabbage
2 cups finely shredded wombok
1 medium carrot (120g), grated coarsely
4 green onions, sliced thinly
1 Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard and honey in a large bowl, then add remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine. Salad is best served immediately.
PREP TIME 30 MINUTES (+ REFRIGERATION) SERVES 4 ¼ cup (50g) coarse bulgur wheat
¼ cup boiling water
3 medium tomatoes (450g)
3 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 green onions, chopped finely
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
1 Place bulgur wheat and the water in a small heatproof bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; stand for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed.
2 Seed and finely chop tomatoes. Transfer bulgur wheat to a large bowl with tomato and remaining ingredients; toss to combine.
HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD
PREP TIME 10 MINUTES SERVES 4 900g baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons small fresh dill sprigs
2 tablespoons small fresh basil leaves
¼ cup red-vein sorrel or baby spinach leaves
150g soft marinated goat’s cheese
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 Place tomato and herbs in a medium bowl. Crumble over goat’s cheese.
2 Place garlic, juice, oil and vinegar in a screw−top jar; shake well. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to combine.
Toss away the midweek madness with a simple salad that brings colour and vitality to a meal.