Super Green Salad

Super Green Salad

I don’t know about you, but when I think healthy. I think salad. Basically lots and lots of green.

And for good reason. Things like spinach, rocket and lettuce are amazingly good for you, filled with a load of nutrients and nothing bad. However I also like colour so whilst I have decided salads are now my go to lunch, they need to be good varied salads that I enjoy and want to go back for more.

For me this about variety and combination. Which means having a wide variety of different foods, in all sorts of combination to ensure I don’t get board and pack the whole thing in for some brownie.

This week I have been craving colour – (did anyone see the snow! I mean come on!) so pepper has been my go to vegetable of choice.

Now I can’t really claim that this is a recipe. Again it’s more about giving you a bit of a push to do something different.

My salad contained:

  • Spinach Leaves
  • Rocket Leaves
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Yellow Pepper
  • Red Pepper
  • Baby Tomatoes
  • Celery (I know a lot of people are on the fence about celery but it is a real salad winner in my opinon)
  • Apple
  • 1 Carrot
  • Walnut halves

I then made a dressing with:

  • a dash of walnut oil
  • a dash of olive oil
  • ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp honey
  • squeeze of lemon
  • pinch of salt and Pepper

Salad 2

And then chowed down on a very satisfying lunch. It really is that simple. But I think diversity is key, so get some nuts involved to add a new texture, try some beetroot, radish or avocado. What about adding some spring onions to give it a kick or why not add in some fruit. Orange and beetroot make a good combo. And nobody can deny the joy of pear in a Waldorf salad.

Try and keep it veggie to ensure it’s a real health kick, but experiment. It is the easiest ‘cooking’ you can do.

Well, I think I made my point.

Bon Appetite!

2 thoughts on “Super Green Salad

  1. Hi Lucie, Your blog and picture of the salad prompted me to buy salads today even though the weather here is not good. So its healthy eating for me now. I packed up a nice glass cake stand this morning which has your name on it, Keep smiling.