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Spring Salad

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This Spring salad is easy to make with leftover Easter Eggs.   This is based on a salad we used to make on Easter day in Cyprus and I have enriched it with more herbs, which makes it delicious and also very healthy.

Christos Anesti my friends!

We returned back from our short break last night. We didn’t have much time to relax and although it rained a bit we still roasted our lamb on the spit in the garage.

Since early in the morning I’ve been in the kitchen preparing for today as it’s my son’s name day so we are still celebrating St. George’s Day and tomorrow is the birthday of my other son Kyriakos.

I said Christos Anesti (Meaning Christ is resurrected) and is what we say after Easter to announce this happy event to our friends. A confirmation to this statement is “Alithos Anesti” meaning “Indeed he is risen”.

I found a lot of comments on previous posts and thank you all very much for leaving your comments.

am submitting this salad to Susan of Food Blogga, who is hosting the event Beautiful Bones, an osteoporosis event.  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness month and Susan ha srequested us to prepare calcium rich recipe.

Vegetables are a good source of calcium but it is better absorbed together with Vitamin D, which can be found in the egg yolks.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation, have updated their recommendations for the intake of both Calcium and Vitamin D the last updating being in 1997.

Susan, although a young woman, is suffering from osteoporosis and decided to host a food blogging event to alert women to the potential risks of osteoporosis and encourage them to take steps to protect their bones at every age so please read her post for more details.

Spring Salad

Preparation tie:  15 minutes

Serves:  3 – 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Romaine or Cos lettuce (or the core of 2 – 3 tender lettuces)
  • 1 cup wild rocket (arugula)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup Mediterranean Hartwort
  • 4 baby tomatoes
  • 1 spring onions, including some of the green part, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dill , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper

Salad dressing (mustard ladolemono):

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mild mustard
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper
  • A pinch of oregano

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry all the vegetables.
  2. Coarsely cut the lettuce, spinach, rocket and hartwort by hand.
  3. Add all the other ingredients, except the eggs, and season to taste.
  4. Add the eggs on top to decorate.
  5. Put all the salad ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork.
  6. Before serving add the salad dressing and mix.  

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9 Responses

  1. Peter G

    Christos Anesti Ivy! Hope you had a wonderful day. Χρονια Πολλα και καλες γιορτες.

  2. Pixie

    Hope you had a relaxing few days sweetie. I’m guilty of having a flapjack at the moment, when I should be eating something healthy like your lovely salad.

  3. Lulu

    This salad looks great, a nice change from the usual lettuce salad. And yes, a good use for those leftover eggs!

  4. Susan from Food Blogga

    You make such a great point about calcium being better absorbed when eaten with vit. D rich foods. That’s one of the reasons this salad is such a healthy and calcium packed meal.

    It’s not the day after Easter for me, but I always have several dozens of eggs in my fridge, so I’ll be making it for sure.

    Many thanks, Ivy, for supporting Beautiful Bones. Christos Anesti to you and your family and happy birthday to your son. I’m sure your meal will be celebratory!

  5. Ivy

    Thank you very much Susan for your wishes and I am more than happy to contribute to your lovely event.

  6. Cynthia

    With all that you have to do, you still find the time to make an entry for an event… you are my hero!

  7. Ivy

    Thanks everybody for commenting.]

    Cynthia, although I keep saying to myself I will post once or twice a week, I keep posting. However, seriously I will have to cut down as it is becoming very stressful.

  8. Bellini Valli

    This is a delicious Spring salad full of calcium enriched foods Sis. Thanks for continuing to spread the word on this important issue of osteoporosis.

  9. Ivy

    Actually Val, you and I were in a hurry to post. The event is between 1st and 31st of May so whoever can contribute to this event there is plenty of time to do so.