Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I found something PINteresting on Pinterest this morning---salamagundi. I thought, what is that? Curious, I wikipedia'd it and found that it is a salad dish that got it's name from the French word "salmagondis" which means a hodgepodge or mix of widely disparate things. (Hodgepodge---what a fun word!).

And I realized I have been making salmagundi, I just didn't know there was a "proper" name for it. I called mine "Maskipaps" salad. Maskipaps is the slang of the Filipino phrase "maski papaano" meaning "anything goes".

Most of the salad I prepared at home are maskipaps a.k.a. salmagundi. I just use whatever I fancy from my fridge and cupboard.

For this specific plate, here are the ingredients:

a bowl of mixed greens
1 mandarin orange, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup red grapes
1/4 cup green grapes
2 slices turkey breast, cut about half an inch
1 egg, poached
2 tbsp ricotta cheese
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

Toss all the ingredients together or layer them on the plate. Drizzle with honey-vinegar dressing and sprinkle with freshly ground salt and pepper.

Again, there are no rules; you can just eye-ball the ingredients to suit your liking. Have fun with it and enjoy, guilt-free!

And here's another version posted just recently on instagram: salmagundi of mixed greens, tuna, crabsticks, red apple chunks, sweet corn, poached egg and homemade agave nectar and balsamic vinigrette.
Salmagundi - http://instagram.com/haideekitchen/ - 21 Apr 2013

11 March 2012
Home-cooked Meal

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