Ghana Salad from Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

"Text excerpted from ZOE'S GHANA KITCHEN © 2017 by Zoe Adjonyoh. Reproduced by permission of Mitchell Beazley. All rights reserved. <br><br> *This is basically the mother of all salads with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in – a hugely substantial feast of colour, texture and flavour. I have to point out that this is normally not a very healthy salad with its lashings of mayonnaise and/or Marie Rose sauce, but I’ve come up with a recipe that focuses on fresh ingredients rather than the canned ones commonly used (canned baked varieties are a favourite in Ghana!) while sticking to the original formula.  <br><br> Photo credit: Nassima Rothacker."
 
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photo by Genius Kitchen
photo by Genius Kitchen photo by Genius Kitchen
photo by Genius Kitchen photo by Genius Kitchen
Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat the grill to medium. Place the sardines and tuna steak on the grill rack and grill for 10 - 15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge before adding to the salad.
  • Place the lettuce, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl, then add the green beans, peas, cannellini beans and smoked salmon.
  • Flake the grilled tuna and add to the salad, season with the sea salt and black pepper and mix together carefully. Add the grilled sardines and garnish with the soft-boiled egg quarters.
  • Cover and chill before serving. When ready to serve, dress with salad cream or mayonnaise to taste and serve with warm toasted baguette, ciabatta or hard dough bread.
  • Tips:

  • I used to drown my Ghana Salad in salad cream – guilty pleasures – but if you want a healthier option, make a vinaigrette of 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar and season with sea salt and black pepper, then add to the salad before serving.
  • Hard dough bread (also known as 'butter bread') is a white loaf that is slightly sweet. It can be bought sliced or unsliced.
  • Recipe courtesy of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh. Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Zoes-Ghana-Kitchen-Zoe-Adjonyoh/dp/1784721638.

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