Thriller Salads

Seraina's avocado and fig salad ("Aargauer Abgründe")

Ingredients (two servings):
Green salad
2 avocados
10 figs
100 to 150 g cheese (sheep's cheese)
100 g walnuts
5 tbsp apple vinegar
5 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 to 2 cloves of garlic
2 to 3 tbsp. liquid honey

Prepare a dressing with vinegar and oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix the salad with the vinaigrette and arrange on plates. Cut the avocado and the cheese into pieces and sprinkle over the salad together with the walnuts. Pour the honey into a pan, squeeze in the garlic and heat. Halve the figs and add them to the pan with the cut side down. Cook over a medium heat for one to two minutes. Pour over the salad.

Simona's cucumber-strawberry-salad ("Chriesimord")

3 to 4 cucumbers
approx. 400 g strawberries
one small (red) onion
5 tbsp. cider vinegar
5 tbsp. rapseed oil
1 tbs liquid honey (if you like)

Peel the curcumber and cut into small pieces. Cut the strawberries into two halves. Slice the onion thinly. Put all in a bowl. Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and the honey (if you like). Pour dressing over salad and toss gently to combine.

Enrico's Italian bred salad

250g bread
100g arugula
600g cherry tomatoes
150g mozzarella
1 red onion
150 g dark olives
2 cloves garlic
3 branch rosemary
Aceto Balsamico
olive oil
salt and pepper

Pull apart or chop the bread into bite-size pieces. Slice the onion thinly and chop rosemary and garlic. Cut the cherry tomatoes into two halves and chop the mozzarella in bite-size pieces. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the bread, garlic and herbs. Whisk the olive oil, Aceto Balsamico, salt, and pepper. Mix all with the arugula and olives in a bowl and serve.

Seraina's potato salad
1 to 1.5 kg hard boiling potatoes
1 to 1.5 dl vegetable bouillon
3 tbsp vinegar
150 g nature yoghurt
2 to 3 tbsp mayonnaise
1⁄2 tbsp mustard
1 small red onion
1 to 2 spring onions
7 to 10 pickled cucumbers
4 radishes

Boil the potatoes, peel when cool and cut into slices. Mix the bouillon and vinegar and pour over the potatoes. Leave it to absorb the flavour for a couple of minutes. In the meantime, mix the yoghurt, mayonnaise and mustard for the marinade and season it with pepper to taste. Mix the potatoes with the marinade.
Cut the onion into small pieces and cut the spring onions and gherkins into thin slices. Grate the radishes into thin slices. Chop the chives and parsley. Mix everything into the potatoes.
Leave the salad to absorb the flavour for at least two hours before serving.

Andrina's Nüsslisalat (Lamb's salad) (Der Fluch von Aarau" and "Gift im Aargau")

Lamb's lettuce
boiled eggs
bacon bits
herbs (e.g. parsley, oregano)
salad dressing:
200 ml vinegar
300 ml rapeseed oil
1 boiled egg
1 tbsp. mustard
100 ml cream
1 small onion
1 dash lemons juice

Mix together the ingredients for the dressing. Wash the salad. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently to combine.
Cut the bread into cubes, mix it with herbs and chopped garlic. Then roast these in a hot frying pan until golden brown and crispy. Roast the nuts. Chop the mushrooms and simmer in a pan. Cut eggs into slices.
Arrange all over salad and serve.
The dressing can be kept for approx. one week in the refrigerator.

Martina's sausage and cheese salad

4 Cervelats (alternatively Lyoner)
100 to 150 g Emmentaler cheese (alternatively Gruyère)
100 g gherkins
1 to 2 carrots
1 bunch of radishes (approx. 10 pieces)
1 small red onion
1 bunch of herbs (chives, Peterli)
3 tbsp. herb vinegar
4 tbsp. rapeseed oil
1 tsp. mustard

Mix the ingredients for the marinade.
Peel the cervelats and cut them into small pieces, cut the other ingredients also into small pieces and grate the cheese coarsely. Put everything in a bowl. Add the herbs and the marinade and mix everything together. Arrange the salad on plates.

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