Michael Pollan, famously said:
Eat food, not too much and mostly plants.
By eat food, Michael meant choose real foods. Foods that your grandmother would recognise. This made me think about my own grandmother. She was a fabulous country cook well known throughout the Warialda district for her culinary skills. She always sourced the freshest ingredients to make her pickles, jams, chutneys and preserves. In her early married years she churned her own butter and made German sausage. Her recipes continue on in our family celebrations. On the weekend we enjoyed her Orange and Cucumber Salad. This is a delightfully fresh citrus variation on traditional Greek tzatkiki. It superbly compliments many meat dishes. Here we enjoyed it with roast lamb.
Muriel’s Orange & Cucumber Salad
- 4 navel oranges peeled and chopped into 1.5 cm pieces
- 3 lebanese cucumbers, quartered and chopped into 1.5 cm lengths
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/3 cup chopped mint leaves
- 1 cup Greek Style yoghurt
Mix all ingredients together. Enjoy!