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Strawberry Salad

Today was my first participation to the Irish foodies cookalong. The principle is to cook a dish based on a theme every first Friday of the month. This month’s  theme is summer salads. I wanted to make a strawberry salad for a long time but never quite got around it. So I surfed the internet and I found this fab’ recipe from Jamie Oliver. I loved the interesting mix of flavours and colours. The result was a fresh, tasty and vibrant salad.

(Source: Jamie Oliver)


(Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter)

250g strawberries
6 slices of Parma ham
200g Halloumi cheese, cut into 8 thin slices
Salad leaves
1 tbsp good quality Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
A sprig a mint leaves
8 basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Wash and hull the strawberries. Slice them in 2mm thick slices.
  2. Add the Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix. Leave aside so the flavours infuse.
  3. Heat a frying pan with a dollop of olive oil. Press 1 basil leaf on each halloumi cheese slice.
  4. Fry the halloumi slices on a medium heat, basil side down for a couple of minutes or until golden then turn over and fry for another couple of minutes.
  5. Dress the plate: put the salad in the middle, arrange the halloumi cheese and the parma ham around and spoon in the strawberries and juices over.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped mint leaves and serve at once!

Strawberry sorbet

Welcome to my new blog! Follow me in my cooking adventures in the world of French cuisine. I will show you how to make delicious French pâtisseries, sauces, savoury dishes, breads and much, much more. Most recipes on this blog will use my favourite cooking companion: the Thermomix TM31. This is a fantastic tool that combines 10 appliances in one so it’s truly powerful.

With the summer finally showing up, why not start with a classic summer favourite: the strawberry sorbet? With the Thermomix, this takes only a few minutes!

(Source: Fast and Easy Cooking)


70g sugar
500g frozen strawberries
200g ice cubes
1/2 lemon peel and pits off, frozen
2 tbsp liqueur or juice (any berry flavour)

  1. Weight the sugar into the bowl and grind 5 seconds, speed 10
  2. Add the fruit, lemon and ice cubes. Crush at speed 5 until the mixture no longer moves around the TM bowl (you’ll hear it)
  3. Add the juice or liqueur. Churn up to 1 minute, speed 9 while stirring vigorously with the TM spatula through the hole in the TM lid until smooth
  4. Insert the butterfly whisk and whisk 30 seconds, speed 4 until light and creamy. Serve immediately or place in freezer for later use.