SEVEN DAYS OF SALADS
SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SALAD
Avocados are a unique type of fruit. Most fruits consist primarily of carbohydrate, while the avocado is high in healthy fats. So here is a super simple to make, shrimp and avocado salad. Enjoy.
10 large shrimp
1 large avocado sliced
1 tsp garlic
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
1/4 red onion
Romaine lettuce leaves
Dijon mustard or honey mustard to suit
You may wish to add Pine nuts, seeds and or sundried tomatoes to add texture and flavour. Display all ingredients on plate as desired and sprinkle with the Honey Mustard.
GRILLED SALMON WITH ROCKET, AVOCADO AND PINE NUT SALAD
1 ripe Avocado
25 g Wild Rocket
50g of Watercress
1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
2tbsp Olive oil
15 g Pine nuts, toasted
2 x 200g pieces of salmon fillet with/without skin
Grill the salmon and then add on top of the rocket salad, sprinkle with Pine nuts and olive oil.
Let the warm salmon melt into your mouth.
Greek salad is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and olives, typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. Ingredients to serve for 2 people include:
4 large vine tomatoes, cut into regular wedges
1 small cucumber chopped roughly
1/2 a red onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp of dried oregano
16 Kalamata Olives
85g Feta Cheese cut into small chunks
4 tbs of Greek extra virgin olive oil poured on top
Toss lightly and drizzle over with olive oil, serve with warm pitta bread.
SWEET POTATO SALAD
Today's hearty 'Sweet Potato Salad' is packed with roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and red onion, which pair wonderfully with Puy lentils and crumbled feta.
2 large carrots, cut into cubes
1 red onion, finely sliced
2 medium sized sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
3 tbsp. olive oil
pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
1 x 250g pack cooked Puy lentils
30z Feta crumbled
50g (2oz) Rocket
Soak the lentils so they are soft and then mix all ingredients. This is a truly delicious and healthy salad. You may roast the carrots also.
THE SUPER FOOD SALAD
Today's salad will boost your immune system fast. Full of Colour and Immune Boosting ingredients this salad is a delicious and health boosting way to eat healthily and lose those few extra pounds.
1 Beetroot small
1 Celery stick
1 small Garlic clove
1/2 inch of Ginger
1 Kale leaf
1 small bunch of Parsley
1 spirinkle of sea salt
1 tsp Hemp oil
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
1 sprinkle of Hemp seeds
Chop, mix together and sprinkle with oil and seeds.
WARM MACKERAL SALAD
This Warm Mackeral Salad will leave you full yet light. A healthy option for a summers evening after a busy day at work.
2 smoked Mackeral
1 Lemon (juice of)
350g New Potatoes
1 85g bag of watercress
100g Crème fraiche
1sp Horseradish cream
Simply make bed of watercress and potatoes add Mackeral then top with dressing.
THE MIGHTY SPINACH AND CHICK PEA SALAD
Oh, Oh the Chick Pea, what a nutritious versatile, full of energy little pea. It may be used as a healthy side dish as a dip pureed to make silky smooth hummus or served hot and cold, canned or dried, roasted and as a substitute to croutons. Is there anything the mighty chickpea can't do?Spinach Salad with Chickpeas
2 cups of organic spinach
1/2 cup low sodium chickpeas
1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
1/4 cup goat cheese (or feta)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean the spinach, add all the ingredients. Toss to combine, serve and enjoy.