Although the alliteration in the title of this salad pleased me, it’s also apt for this bright, vibrant mixture of flavours and textures – perfect for one of those bright sunny days where the sun is high and hot, and one takes a leisurely lunch outside on the terrace, with a chilled glass of sauvignon.
I think we did get a couple of such days last year.
Or was that the year before?
It’s a lovely salad anyway – just a touch of chilli sauce makes this very moreish combined with the salty sardines. And right for a lunch – I don’t like a lot of bread in the middle of the day as I’m prone to having a terrible 3pm sleepy lets waste a bit of time few hours. Something light keeps these at bay and this salad is still filling enough to keep you going through the afternoon. Enjoy!
Sunshine Sardine Salad
1 tin sardines, drained and roughly mashed
1 handful beansprouts
a 10 cm chunk of cucumber, chopped
1/2 large tin of sweetcorn, drained
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 head of pak choi, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/2 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
salt and pepper
1. Mix all of the ingredients together.