Monday, 30 May 2011

Forever Nigella #5 - Salad Days - Round-Up

I've never really wanted children of my own (sorry mum) and when I see my friends with their new babies, running around like loons, feeding, nappy changing, searching desperately for childcare, preparing meals, pulling their hair out and barely sleeping for years, I realise how much I enjoy my freedom... but I think running two challenges at the same time this month was perhaps a little like having my own precious brats... or at least one child of my own with my Random Recipes and then looking after a friends... hosting Sarah's Forever Nigella challenge was a privilege but boy did it keep me on my toes... every day, just as I thought I could relax... 'ping' would go my email telling me another entry needed attention...

... I'm really not complaining, it has been a joy to host and well, just look at the results... some stunning entries, so colourful and fresh... well done to us one and all!

and don't forget to tune in to June's seaside edition of Forever Nigella #6 'Sea, Fish and Eat It' which is hosted by Kat at Housewife Confidential.

and so first to the post was Jude from A Trifle Rushed with this great Salad Nicoise from Nigella Express

Michael from Me, My Food and I made this stunning Griddled Aubergine Salad from Nigella Bites

the tenacious Aida from the brilliant Sniff and Snort went completely left-field and made a fruit salad she found on the Nigella website.

Ren from Fabulicious Food made this lovely Lentil & Walnut salad with Feta and Roasted Salmon from Nigella Express

Jenny from Domestic Angel of the North made a Chinatown Chicken Salad which she found in Kitchen

Rebecca, from Rebecca Bakes Cakes made this Red leaf, Fig and Serano Ham Salad from  Nigella Express... she calls it her WIGIG salad but you'll have to read the blog to find out why!

Debby from Cooking Up A Storm in a Teacup went for this lovely Lentil and Walnut Salad from Nigella Express

Bea from For The Love of Food made this wonderfully fruity Anglo-Asian Lamb Salad from Nigella Express

Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen has made this really simple but super-tasty Rainbow Rooms Carrot and Peanut salad from Forever Summer 

Lucy from The KitchenMaid has given us this fab Ginger Fruit Salad from Forever Summer... I will be making this this weekend!

Liz from That Skinny Chick can Bake made this brilliant Greek Salad from Forever Summer... I love a good Greek Salad and this one is so pretty don't you think? 

HRH Sarah at Maison Cupcake has honoured us with her Golden Jubilee Chicken salad from Forever Summer... nice one Sarah! x

Helen from Half a Pot of Cream went for two excellent salads from Kitchen, I particularly love the Chinatown Chicken Salad with it's tortilla chips but I could also handle the Quick Chick Caesar too!

Elizabeth from A Girl in Her Kitchen went a little left field and made a simple Honey Mustard Dressing for us to dress all our salads with!

Amanda from Dancing Veggies went all veggie on us with this lovely and summery Chipolte Salad with Tomato Bean Salsa

Josie from Cumin in the Cupboard made this lovely, fresh and fruity Grilled Chicken and Mango salad.

Lo81 from A Taste of my Life made this very pretty Avocado and Smoked Salmon Salad taken from Feast

Aveen from Baking Obsessively made this Lentil and Walnut salad from Nigella Express... they come with some great retro looking photo's, well worth a look

next was C from Cakes Crumbs and Cooking and she made this lovely Moonblushed Tomato and Goat's Cheese Salad from Nigella Express

and then today we got this double whammy from Yummy Chunklet with Nigella's Antioxidant Fruit Salad

and of course, let's not forget about little old me and my Pea, Mint and Avocado Salad from How to Eat

and don't forget to join in next month....

... and now I can sleep!


  1. Brilliant round-up Dom, I really enjoyed reading everyone's contributions and have LOADS of inspiration now for lots of yummy Nigella-salad-stylee tea

  2. Oh you poor thing - now sit down and have a large g&t like every other frazzled parent does at the end of the day (at least, that's what it says to do in the manual that came with the Small Girl...). Great round up - looking forward to seeing Random Recipes too (no pressure mind!)

  3. Dom, you missed me out :-(( I don't think I forgot to send you my entry did I?

  4. What a wonderful variety and a few I've not seen by email so I must go and visit them. Thanks for being such an excellent host!

    I quite agree about the work involved with children... sadly/fortunately no-one ever explains the full magnitude of this in advance.

  5. @ Michelle, sorry honey I didn't get one from you for this (you sent me your RR entry...) god I hate it when I miss people out, I feel so guilty!... it's like being a shepherd and losing one of your flock!!!

  6. LOL, at the shepherd, Dom... no matter... I would lose myself if I didn't know I was around :-))

  7. Oh! All of those salads look so delicoius..and of course they are, seeing as they're Nigella recipes. The aubergine salad looks really "up my alley"..

  8. Yes friend, you can sleep! Visions of fruits and veggies dancing in your head, no doubt! Gorgeous entries, all!

  9. Wow, that was a fast turn-around Dom! I feel like I just sent my post off to ya yesterday! Lovely pics by so many, great round-up to hit up before heading off to the farmers market.

  10. these all look great and as for all theses cooks writing and taking quality photos of their food and writing with a passion about their love of food and cooking, I feel right at home.

    I must have a go at the fish dish.

  11. What a great round-up Dom! You've been busy :) All the salad looks fantastic. I hope you had a glass or two or a bottle of nice cool, beverage past weekend.

  12. Brilliant list here Dom! Makes me wish I'd joined in.....

  13. Wow popular challenge! lots of great foodiness there.

  14. I also made the Egyptian Tomato Salad :) not here on the round up but I think you got my entry - some lovely salads from everyone here! Fab stuff...


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