As soon as the sun comes out we all crave longer, colder drinks. A good refreshing beer is the perfect drink for a hot day. But we do not always want the alcohol that goes with the beers. Recently we have been trying a number of low and zero alcohol options. So when Krombacher got in touch to ask if I would like to try their new non alcoholic beers it was perfect timing!
Today I am going to tell you a bit about Krombacher non alcoholic beers, what we thought of them and share a recipe that is the perfect pairing for both beers.
Krombacher have recently released two non alcoholic beers, a pilsner larger and a wheat beer. The hubby is quite particular when it comes to beers so the Krombacher certainly had it's work cut out. The first beer that the hubby tried was the weizen beer, a wheat beer. When I gave him the beer he actually commented that he could not tell the difference between a regular alcoholic wheat beer and the Krombacher non alcoholic beer! This is definitely a beer that we will be having again. I definitely preferred the lighted pilsner beer. So for us they suited us perfectly, one being an ale connoisseur and the other, me, just liking a cold drink! More and more people are going from alcoholic beers to non alcoholic beers and drinks suppliers have noticed the consumer change and have even seen non alcoholic stores like Dry Drinker having a boom in sales! They even have alcohol free gin!
The foodie that I am I love to pair food with drinks and after doing some research I discovered that both the pilsner and the wheat beers both pair well with similar foods. So selecting the key ingredients was easy. Both beers go well with green vegetables and fish and as it is summer the green vegetables had to be salad items. This salad is not only deliciously healthy but is also so quick and easy to prepare.
This is what I did...
Ingredients - serves 4
4 baby cucumbers, thinly sliced
6 radish, thinly sliced
1 avocado, sliced
4 pre cooked salmon fillets
100g feta cheese
4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1 1/5 tsp honey
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1 - To make the dressing place all of the ingredients in a jar, close the lid and shake vigorously to ensure all of the ingredients are combined
2 - Divide the spinach between the 4 places and top with the baby cucumber, radish, avocado, salmon and feta cheese
3 - Drizzle over some of the dressing, you can add as much or as little as you like
4 - Serve with a bottle of Krombacher!
This salad is a lovely light meal that is perfect for both meals out in the sun or as a packed lunch for either work or a sunny picnic. Quick, easy and healthy, what more could you want and paired with an ice cold non alcoholic beer is the ideal way to have an al fresco get together with friends!