Cloona is a lovely health-farm-cum-yoga-retreat-centre sheltering under Croagh Patrick on the Atlantic coast of County Mayo in the west of Ireland. The eating regime consists of fruit and vegetables only – but what fruits and vegetables! See our article and blog for the full story on Cloona but meanwhile here are Dhara's recipes for three of the delicious salads that you might get if you were to go and stay....
SEAWEED SALAD Serves 4
20grams of arame sea vegetable
2 tbsp wine or cider vinegar
Soak the seaweed in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. Cover with cold water, leave for 10 minutes and then drain it thoroughly. Cut the onion into very fine rings. Thinly slice the cucumber and shred the lettuce. Put all the salad ingredients into a bowl. Stir the vinegar, sesame oil and soya sauce together, spoon over the salad and serve at once.
SPINACH, SORREL & AVOCADO SALAD Serves 4
Corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nightshade, soya and wheat free
8 oz young spinach leaves
1 clove garlic
Wash and finely chop the spinach and sorrel leaves, cutting away any stalks that look too fibrous. Peel and stone the avocados. Cube and add to spinach and sorrel.
CARROT SALAD Serves 4
Corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nightshade, nut, soya and wheat free
8 carrots ( grated )
1 cloves garlic
Mix the carrots, apple, poppy seeds and raisins then lightly mix in the mint.