You know when you are going to have guests and you want to prepare something healthy and nice but without much complication?
Well, this was my situation this weekend. I wanted to serve different salads and dishes like it would be a buffet at a hotel, so each person could choose their favourites… and this is how the idea of a rainbow salad was born.
Some vegetables are raw, others steamed or roasted… You can serve it at room temperature or slightly warm.
To get the 7 colours of the rainbow, I have:
- Steamed broccoli & Avocado.
- Roasted yellow pepper
- Roasted carrots
- Roasted red pepper & cherry tomatoes
- Boiled red cabbage (blue colour)
- Raw grated beetroot
- Boiled Violet potatoes
But we could as well add green leaves, pumpkin, sweet corn, blueberries… whatever you like.
If you prepare this for your guests, I recommend serving a part of it on a big plate – to see the rainbow, and the rest in small bowls so each one can serve easily what they prefer: a bowl with potatoes, another bowl with carrots…
For the dressings:
– Tzatziki (recipe here)
– Mustard vinaigrette: olive oil (6 TS) + apple-cider vinegar (2TS) + lemon juice (2TS) + mustard (1TS) + salt + black pepper + Provençal herbs.
I hope you like the idea…
And the leftovers, I put them in a jar and it will be my lunch “at work” today 😉