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Recipes Quick and Easy

This Snazzy, Super Quick Summer Salad Recipe Will Knock The Socks Off Your Pals

Ingredients
  • Free range eggs
  • Capers
  • Lemons
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Green beans
  • Asparagus
  • Smoked salmon
  • Sunflower sprouts (spring onions, chives or alfalfa would also work)

No matter how well you cook at home nothing ever seems to look or taste as good as the food you get in high end restaurants..

People struggle when attempting to make cool starters that can wow their dinner guests. This simple little summer salad recipe, however, will impress your guests no end!

It's ready in about 10 minutes, and super easy to prep in advance so get stuck in!

Instructions

Step 1

The ingredients are all super easy to find. This salad doesn't just taste amazing but it is also seriously good for you as well.

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Step 2

Slice the tips off the asparagus. We only want the little spears. Keep the rest to use in a stir fry or something.

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Step 3

Lash on a pot of water - if you can't do this I'd advise quitting and ordering a takeaway!

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Step 4

Have these three items prepped and ready to go for when the water is hot enough.

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Step 5

When it boils gently pop the egg into the water. It is going to take about 5 minutes for it to be runny and ready.

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Step 6

Washing up is a pain in the ass so we are cooking everything in one pot. After the eggs have been in for 2 minutes throw in the green beans.

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Step 7

After another minute throw in the asparagus - they'll only take a minute.

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Step 8

To make a piss easy dressing squeeze the juice of the lemon into a bowl.

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Step 9

Slowly use a fork to beat in some oil.

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Step 10

Next lash in a good handful of capers - they'll give an awesome bite.

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Step 11

Chop up the parmesan cheese into little nuggets.

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Step 12

Throw strips of the smoked salmon and the sunflower sprouts into the bowl.

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Step 13

5 minutes after the eggs first went in whip off the pot, and cool the lot down using a sieve and cold running water.

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Step 14

Throw the beans and asparagus into the salad bowl when they're properly cold. Lash on a bit of the dressing, keeping the rest back for spooning around the plate - chef style!

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Step 15

Peel the eggs - carefully!

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Step 16

Lash the salad mix onto a plate with a little black pepper cracked over the top.

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Step 17

Cut the eggs in half and place them on top. The runny yolk along with a little salad dressing around the side will provide the perfect sauce.

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There is absolutely nothing in this recipe that you can't do, so there's no reason why it shouldn't end up looking exactly like it does in the picture above!

Imagine the faces on your guests when you pull this one out of the bag - they'll presume you have some sort of professional chef hiding in the kitchen. Go on, give it a lash!

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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