Friday, 7 September 2012

One more joyful moment with sweetcorn & Pumpkin Seeds Salad and a product review - Terra Rosa

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Sorry guys.. it's another post starting with the weather! I guess us Britons don't ever talk about anything else...
A few days ago I thought that the summer is saying adieu to us, so was thinking putting away all our garden furniture, BBQ and Gas Bottle for next summer but then my prediction was wrong ! Britain is shining beautifully in September :) Met office have predicated tomorrow even hotter than today !!! woohoo!!

In weather like this no Briton would leave any opportunity to enjoy themselves with two things ...rush to the beaches or if not then bring out their barbie! So, naturally, we grabbed this opportunity too, last night we had a fantastic BBQ dinner. Probably our last BBQ of the year.

We had really good fun and enjoyed every dish that we made. Everyone raved about it :) But I forgot that the boys in my house don't eat corn on the cob, they would only have the kernels. We girls love hot hot sweetcorn spread with zesty lime and chilli flakes, it gives corn an extra kick..! We were left with extra corn on the cob, so thought of making a salad the next day..Since I already had roasted corn, this salad was ready in no time. Chopped few vegetables and tossed with Extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice..A sweet, juicy and hearty salad was ready for our lunch... and remade for dinner!!

Last week I agreed to do a review of Terra-Rosa products, Arabian specialities to try it out. Next day a huge box arrived at my door step with a selection of products. Box contained so many products from Jordan. I will let you know about the other stuff later in my near future posts, but today I am reviewing a product which is : The Essence of Gourmet Ingredients, Passionately pressed through generations, a traditional taste from the holy land of Jordan - "Terra Rossa olive oils" .

Beautiful gift box contained with two 50ml bottles, an original Extra Virgin olive oil and Exquisite Sinolea olive oil from the finest and oldest groves came with another four 50ml bottles which were Infused olive oil. The flavours were Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil with lemon, Garlic, Basil and Chili. As soon as I opened the bottle , I could tell that here we are not talking about just an ordinary olive oil, but they are well blend, you can smell the distinctive aroma and flavour. Also I noticed that oils are well infused, because the oil has achieved a significant colour to it. e.g. I saw chilli oil with radish colour, Basil oil with deep green colour. Each and every oil can be used in variety of dishes and they all have their unique, delicate and incredible flavour.

Extra virgin olive oil can be used for cooking as well as a drizzling and finishing oil.

Exquisite Sinolea Olive Oil is purely for drizzling and finishing. I used this oil today in making my sweetcorn salad. I must stress here that I have never ever tasted olive oil like this before, it is truly rich in taste.

Infused Lemon fantastic over salads, vegetables . Can be used for brushing during baking, grilling for amazing flavours.

Infused Garlic Can be used in salads, grilling on mashed potatoes or simply over crusty bread.

Infused Basil Can be used over steamed vegetables, salads and grilled fish.

Infused Chili  great for dipping , can be added in spicy dishes.

This olive oil is absolutely wonderful, well balanced with taste. Terra Rosa has specially created to add taste to the foods what you cook today. It's real olive oil and you will thank me for introducing you to this. If you are thinking of buying a gift for a foodie, always given box of chocolate or wine? then make an interesting change ...why not gift someone special this wonderfully packed set of finest award winning Olive oils.. It will make all the difference in their life !! A memorable experience of taste..

Talking about making a difference in life, I must share this news with you all that sixth time in a row one of my recipes has been  published in UK's well known Take a Break - My Favourite Recipe issue no 10 this month. All these big and little achievements makes a lots of difference in your lives, they gives you motivation to do more hard work and full fill your dreams !!

Coming back to  today's recipe Sweetcorn Salad

You will need:-
  • 1 cup sweetcorn kernels BBQ ed ( can be used boiled or tins )
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh coriander and mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow pepper
  • 1 long green chilli finely chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds

Put everything in a bowl and toss to combine. Chill for 1/2 an hour .
serve on it's own or with any meal.
Great for picnic.

Linking this hearty salad to my own event SuperFoods SuperPower.


  1. Thoroughly enjoyed this post..and knowing all about Terra Rosa Olive oils..
    The salad is just perfect.
    Surprisingly the weather here also has become warm suddenly....a day for a BBQ.

  2. Oh wow....Cool.... Will vote for you definitely....

  3. Wow prefect salad.. I also brought diff olive oils from Europe :-) They are so nice in salads

  4. I'm already drooling..looks delicious.

  5. I love this. I am sorry I was late to vote for this contest. Hope you won it.


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