Saturday, June 26, 2010

Eiling's Ensalada

Since we are all into the World Cup frenzy, you'll need something to feast on while watching the game right? I have something nice for the coming Spain vs Portugal match!

In Spain, a green salad is like an obligatory dish on the table at mealtime. When dining out at a restaurant or perhaps preparing a special meal at home, an "ensalada mixta" or a colorful, mixed green salad is served on a large platter in the center of the table. But then, being asians, I guess we have more carbo and meats than greens. "Greens are only for cows and goats" as quoted by a particular friend.



However, I still find it very nice to be munching on salads than a meal full of meat and rice or noodles. One day, I was so enthusiatic about making my own dinner and salad was in my mind when I went for grocery shopping at Jaya's Grocer in Empire (Subang Jaya) after lunch. I picked up a box of green leaves, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and two slices of thick French ham. As I have some leftovers of apricot in my fridge, I thought it was no harm to add some of it into my salad. For this time, I decide to go against the traditional Spanish salad that includes tuna and olives by including French ham and apricot.




I used two type of sauces for this salad. First I pour some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar and then followed by two spoonfuls of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. The previous salad I made has got green apples in it but this one I had the apricot. After adding the sauces, just give it a toss and it's ready to serve!



This is also the perfect meal for when you're busy watching football!

I don't like to watch football at the mamak shops as I like the comfort of my own opium chair at home. So, a having a salad to munch while watching football is way healthier than having 2 glasses of teh tariks and a roti canai. Follow me on twitter if you haven't done so because I'm very into the World Cup updates too! Just read that Cacau will be out of the England clash. The Stuttgart forward suffered an abdominal muscle strain during training yesterday. I'm waiting to watch my favourite team Argentina up against Mexico tomorrow!!!



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10 comments:

Sean said...

Wow, u've become hooked on football! Actually I kinda think that potato crisps would be a more convenient and satisfying snack while watching tv (munch munch munch), but u're right ... A salad is much healthier n better for us!

suituapui said...

That should be nice - a balanced dish, all in one!

eiling lim said...

Sean: Not really hooked but since it's only 4 years once, i shall join in the football craze.

STP: You can try...

ciki said...

v good babes. u've been eating healthy. see u on tuesday.. yippee:)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are multi-talented, now is a Spanish chef! When are you going to give Spanish cooking class?

uLi.佑莉 said...

Salad ar...I worry my gang will complaint....haha! Anyway, I better save your recipe for my own reference better :)

江婷 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................................

韋以 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。....................................................................

KY said...

omg i want the ham and ham only!

eiling lim said...

Ciki: Yep trying to be healthy. See ya babe!

Anon: Aiyoh no la! I'm just experimenting with food so that I will not starve to death at home.

uLi: try at your own risk yeah?!! haha

KY: finished oledi!

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