Spring Salad with Chicken, Prunes, Walnuts and Cucumbers !

No one’s serious at seventeen 
When lindens line the promenade.

Arthur Rimbaud
Chicken Salad with Prunes, Walnuts and Cucumbers

Ingredients (4 servings):
– 300g chicken breasts
– 2 eggs
– 3 cucumbers
– 70g walnuts
– 14 prunes
– 2 tbsp mayonnaise
– 1/2 tsp salt

Method:

1 Boil chicken breasts until ready and chop
2 Boil eggs until ready and chop
3 Wash and chop cucumbers, prunes and walnuts
4 Combine chicken, eggs, cucumbers, prunes, walnuts and season with salt & mayonnaise: serve !

Warm Avocado-Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard !

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter

John Keats

Ingredients (2 large servings):
– 8-10 medium potatoes
– 2 avocados
– 1 red onion
– 1 tsp Dijon mustard
– 2-3 tsp mayonnaise
– salt and black pepper

Method:

1 Peel and wash potatoes and avocados
2 Cut potatoes into 0.3 cm slices and boil in salted water for 10-12 minutes, then drain water
3 Peel and cut avocados
4 Peel and chop red onion
5 Combine boiled potatoes, avocados, chopped onion, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard: carefully mix
6 Spice with salt and pepper, serve warm !

Egg Salad with Garlic Toasts: quick and delicious !

Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.

Vladimir Nabokov

Salad ingredients:
– 4 eggs
– 150g Butterkäse or cheddar
– 1 small red onion
– 1-1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
– a few dill sprigs for serving

Toasts ingredients:
– 2 slices of ciabatta
– 1 garlic clove
– 2 tsp olive oil

Method:
1 Salad

1.1 Hard boil eggs, cool them down in cold water, then peel
1.2 Grate cheese
1.3 Peel and chop red onion
1.3 Combine eggs+grated cheese+chopped onion+mayonnaise: mix well
2 Toasts

2.1 Pre-heat the oven to 180C
2.2 Peel and chop a garlic clove
2.3 Combine olive oil with chopped garlic
2.4 Brush ciabatta pieces with garlic olive oil and bake for 4-5 minutes at 180C
3 Salad & Toasts
3.1 Transfer the eggs salad in the cup and then on the serving plate
3.2 Serve the salad with a few dill sprigs & warm garlic toasts ! Enjoy !

Warm Pumpkin Salad with Spinach and Feta !

Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.

Vladimir Nabokov

Ingredients (2 servings):
– 1 Hokkaido pumpkin (Red kuri squash)
– 125g fresh baby spinach
– 150g Feta cheese
– 35g pine nuts
– salt and black pepper
– 1 tbsp olive oil for frying pumpkin

Dressing ingredients:
– 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method:
1 Preheat the oven to 180C
2 Wash pumpkin, halve and de-seed it
3 Bake the pumpkin for 30-35 minutes at 200C and let it cool down
4 Peel the pumpkin and cut into 1.5cm cubes
5 Wash baby spinach and let it dry itself
6 Cut feta cheese into 0.5-1cm cubes
7 Fry pumpkin cubes in olive oil for 4-5 minutes at medium heat
8 Put the salad ingredients on the plates as follows:
8.1 Baby spinach
8.2 Warm pumpkin cubes
8.3 Sprinkle with salt and black pepper
8.4 Feta cheese cubes
8.5 Pine nuts
8.6 Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar
9 Enjoy !