Category Archives: amazing salads

Roasted Beetroot and Spinach Salad


Roasted Beetroot and Spinach Salad


  • 4 beet roots peeled and quartered
  • 2 bags baby spinach
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 – 2 tsp butter
  • 1 block Greek feta
  • Olive oil
  • Walnuts or toasted pinenuts
  • Thyme
  • Balsamic vinegar

Rub beetroot with olive oil and thyme and season to taste. Roast 200 deg C for 25 to 30 mins or until cooked.
Heat butter, add sliced garlic and cook for 30 secs. Add spinach and sauté  for 2 mins, season to taste.
 Arrange spinach  on a platter.  Scatter roasted beetroot on top of the spinach. Crumble feta over the beetroot and top with walnuts.  To finish drizzle balsamic vinegar from a height(as Jamie Oliver’s would say).


Devika’s Insalata Caprese


This is my version of the Insalata Caprese with salami.



  • 8 Slices Salami
  • 3 balls of Bococcini – each sliced into 3 pieces
  • 8 fresh Basil leaves
  • Pack of medley of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • Pinch of Sea salt
  • Olive Oil


Keep tomatoes on its vine, add olive oil, thyme and salt, give it a toss and bake in the oven at 200 deg C  for 20 mins or until skin split. On a platter arrange salami and sliced bococcini and basil leaves. Place roasted tomatoes in the middle. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.