Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Thursday, May 16, 2019

3 Simple salad recipes perfect for barbeque season

Recipe for pork chops with a cucumber and onion salad, bbq food, mandy charlton photography blog, photographer, writer, blogger, 3 simple salad ideas

It's officially barbeque season and it's time to move away from the bread buns, it doesn't matter if you're doing the Keto diet, you just want to be a little healthier or maybe you just can't face another finger bun with a sausage in it, well I'm here to tell you about some super simple salad recipes which perfectly accompany the delicious cuts of meat we'll all be cooking in our Chimineas or on our BBQ's this summer.

These salads all have at the most, 4 ingredients in them, they're perfect for using up fridge supplies which means you can get healthier whilst also combating food waste.  

Cucumber and Onion salad, the perfect accompaniment for chops - 

Half a cucumber with the seeds removed, roughly chopped
One red onion, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons of Cider Vinegar 
Himalayan Pink Salt
Freshly ground pepper

Simple cherry tomato salad

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes halved
1 Tablespoon of aged balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to season

Simple Guacamole 

1 Avocado roughly smashed
The juice of half a lime
Salt and Pepper to season

Cucumber and Lime Salad

Half a cucumber peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
A handful of roughly chopped coriander
Juice of half a lime
Ground Pepper to Season
A good sprinkle of Himalayan Pink Salt

All of these recipes work perfectly with pork or chicken, some of them work with steak and the cucumber and lime salad is the perfect accompaniment with white fish.

I love inventing new and interesting sides to go with the perfect barbequed meat or Halloumi and if you try any of them out I'd love to hear from you, especially if you have some other ideas.  I'm off to buy some fresh lemons to see what I can come up with next.


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