September brought us the start of spring, a month-long celebration of the many unique heritages and cultures we all share, and, of course, National Braai Day to round it all off. With summer already heavy in the air, 2020 is finally starting to feel hopeful again. What better way to celebrate the return of fun than with two funky, flavour-packed dishes that celebrate the very best of South Africa?
The quickest, tastiest salad you’ll ever make
Need a way to spice up your sides? This delicious offering from Lungile Mtshwene will soon have the whole neighbourhood buzzing with delight. Showcasing our spectacular new Salad Snippet pickle blend to elevate it to exceptional, this salad has it all. Crunch, spice, cool cucumber and, of course, only the very best local ingredients!
All you’ll need to do is toss together cherry tomatoes (why not try a heritage blend for extra colour?), cucumber, lettuce and halloumi cheese. Drain your pickles, and lightly toss the mix with any dressing of your choice- balsamic vinegar works magnificently to balance the spice of the cherry peppers with a little Italian sweetness.
Enjoy anywhere good food is eaten with friends!
Celebrate South Africa with a unique Chakalaka
@Pumlasfood shared her proudly South African side showcasing Miami’s Hot Mango Atchar Chakalaka. Perfect for the weekend!
What you’ll need:
- 1 Onion Large chopped
- 3 Large Robot Peppers diced [red, yellow & green]
- 2 tsp Curry Powder medium
- 2 Cloves Garlic crushed
- 2 Plum Tomatoes diced
- 1 Small Red Chillies Sliced
- 1 Sprig Thyme
- 1/2 tsp Mixed Herbs dried
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Medium Carrot grated
- 1/2 Cup Miami Hot Mango Atchar
This will make enough for 6 people.
Creating the perfect side:
Heat a pan to medium heat and sauté the onion and peppers until soft and glassy. Add your curry powder, and allow it to heat through and become fragrant. Lower the heat, and add the garlic, tomatoes, chillies, thyme, mixed herbs and sugar. Simmer gently until the veggies are cooked but tender- this should need about 10 minutes. Season to taste with the pepper and salt, then add the atchar, lemon juice and carrots. Simmer for no more than 2 minutes. With the Miami Atchar adding a powerful kick and crunch to the chakalaka, and the freshness of home-grown ingredients celebrating the best of SA cuisine, you’re sure to make the whole neighbourhood jealous! This goes perfectly with a seasonal-fresh smashed avocado on bread or toast.
With these 2 fabulous recipes in your arsenal, you’ll be turning heads no matter who you invite to dinner. #LocalisLekker with Miami Canners and you!