The Olympic Games in Rio have started and there will be a huge variety of sports to watch during the coming weeks. The events are well underway and some countries have already bagged medals. I'm not an overly keen viewer of summer sports, but I will watch the occasional discipline and get carried away, if Finland gets any medals. Men's javelin is a must-see event, as Finns usually are fairly good in it. Regardless of all the controversy related to the games, I think it's nice to see nations come together amicably and compete in sports.
I was inspired to make a salad in the spirit of the Olympics. So here is the unofficial salad of the Olympic Games in Rio trying the replicate the colours of the Olympic flag with vegetables.
These are the veggies representing the different colours:
Blue: rosini lettuce, purple basil and purple chilli chopped up
Black: black olives
Red: red bell pepper
Yellow: roasted gem squash
Green: fresh peas
Are you watching the games and what countries are you supporting?
I also want to share this salad with the No Croutons Required soup and salad cooking challenge. The challenge is hosted this month by Lisa from Lisa's Kitchen and co-hosted by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes.