As we approach the party season, there will inevitably be that one friend who asks you to bring “nothing but a salad” to their house.
It seems like a simple request but you know it’s actually a tactical mission that requires you to carefully deduce what kind of salad every. other. guest. will bring.
Because God forbid you bring the same salad.
Barbecues will always have approximately four potato salads, one garden, three bought and two that were bought but then slyly dumped into a Tupperware container.
You want to bring something different but not so good it out-ranks the food of the host.
ENTER: THE BOWL-LESS SALAD.
The bowl-less salad requires you to assemble your salad as usual before pouring it into some hollowed-out capsicum. The video playing at the top of the screen illustrates this simple process.
- Create a salad: lettuce, garlic, tomato, cucumber, thinly-sliced white onion, white vinegar, oil, salt, pepper.
- Remove the middle of a capsicum by cutting off the top and taking out all seeds.
- Pour salad into the capsicum.
- Place on a tray that you can take home once the capsicums are on the host’s plates.
You could fill your capsicums with something simple like a tabbouleh or you could get a bit more creative and pop in a feta, olive and semi-dried tomato couscous.
Baked stuffed capsicums are already the bomb, but skipping the oven is FRESH.
Click through the gallery for another salad to fill your capsicum.