All Sorts Of Salads, Chantal Lascaris

All Sorts Of Salads begins with shortcuts and tidbits like freezing cooked bacon bits and how to make crispy capers. Since first reading this recipe book I have taken to cooking an entire pack of bacon at a time. I fry off the bacon until just cooked and then drain on a kitchen towel before placing into an airtight container. I store this in the fridge and take out the bacon when I need it and just finish cooking it.

All Sorts Of Salads
All Sorts Of Salads
Chapters are divided into:
  • old favourites
  • vegetarian salads 
  • fish and seafood
  • chicken
  • meat
  • fruit salads
  • salad dressings
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • Caesar salad (p14)
  • three bean salad (p18)
  • lemon mushroom salad (p30)
  • beetroot, quinoa and rocket salad (p38)
  • baby marrow capaccio (p42)
  • grilled vegetable salad (p52)
  • hummus salad (p68)
  • roast red pepper salad (p74)
  • calamari, chorizo and chickpea salad (p91)
  • Asian-inspired prawn salad (p98)
  • chicken and noodle salad (p112)
  • sesame chicken salad (p115)
  • Indian chicken salad (p120)
  • chicken liver salad (p127)
  • fig, pancetta and Roquefort (p133)
  • rump steak salad (p137)
  • bacon and halloumi salad (p141)
  • ginger fruit salad (p154)
  • limoncello fruit salad (p158)
  • orange and poppy-seed dressing (p171)
  • creamy saffron dressing (p173)
What I made:

Citrus salad (p65) this delightful winter salad contains all the goodness that oranges and grapefruit provide, and is perfect for keeping those winter colds away. The citrus segments add just the right note of sweet and sour, while the avocado adds the creaminess. The oranges actually alkalise our bodies, even though they’re acidic when we eat them. In mythology they were known as the fruits of the gods, and were probably the ‘golden apples’ that Hercules stole.

Citrus Salad
Citrus Salad
What I liked about the recipe book:

This offers a creative way to add salads to your meals and as we eat salad nearly every night with dinner this book is perfect for us.

Verdict:

Not every recipe has photographs and I can well imagine how difficult it must be to take photographs of salads. The photos however are all very appetizing.

First published by Struik Lifestyle in 2015

ISBN number 978-1-43230-479-9

Paperback – 176 pages including the index

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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20 thoughts on “All Sorts Of Salads, Chantal Lascaris

  1. Bacon bits in a salad is a revelation. I really like the look of this book.
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    1. Hope you try the bacon bits Jem 🙂

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  2. You can never have too many recipes for salad x

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    1. I agree!

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  3. Summer is the season for ALL the salads and this book sounds like perfect inspiration!
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    1. It is very inspiring 🙂

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  4. Mmmm grapefruit in salads is totally up my alley. Would love some of this salad right about now.
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    1. It was really good!

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  5. What clever ideas!! I’m going to do the bacon trick too. 🙂

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    1. It works so well!

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  6. Hi Tandy, sounds like a wonderful cookbook. Great review! I know I would love this salad, citrus and avocado are so good together.
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    1. It is my new favourite combination 🙂

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  7. I love doing that with bacon too! You can just add little bits when you need it to sandwiches and salads without having to wash up too much each time 😀
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    1. That is the other good reason to fry huge batches at a time 🙂

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  8. I am always on the lookout for new salad recipes. Sound like a good cookbook.
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    1. It is really good! PS, I am reading your blog every morning 🙂

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  9. Looks like a great book Tandy! Although I confess if I don’t have a pictures of a recipe prior too, I tend not to actually make it. Visually learner here!

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    1. I am the same with complicated recipes 🙂

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  10. Freezing cooked bacon bits – what a genius idea. So simple, but I wouldn’t have thought of that. I will be doing that when I cook some bacon on Sunday.
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    1. It is such a great idea!

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