Category Archives: Salads

RECIPE: Courgette salad with chargrilled Halloumi

Aloha! Before I crack on with revision, I just thought I’d quickly share this delicious and fairly healthy recipe with you, which I find ideal for lunch to keep me going throughout the day, you know something that makes the day a little more interesting than referencing.

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♣ Cut a couple of slices of Halloumi and put it on kitchen roll, so it looses some of its
moisture.
♣ With a vegetable peeler, peel 1 courgette into beautifully thin ribbons
♣ Chop 4 spring onions and cut 1 red pepper into 1cm-ish squares
♣ Add the spring onions, the red pepper and 1 handful of rocket to the courgette ribbons
♣ Turn this wonderful secret sauce from TheLondoner into a salad dressing:
– Make the sauce by combining 1 tsp of Harissa paste, 1/2 tsp of honey, the juice of
1 lime, 1 tablespoon of mayonaise
– Mix this with two generous spoonfuls of greek yogurt
– Note: You don’t necessarily need to use all of this dressing, and you can play with
consistency
Chargrill your Halloumi slices in a griddle pan until they’re nice and golden
♣ Serve the salad with Halloumi in a wrap or in a pitta bread.

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RECIPE: Warm chargrilled Asparagus, Brokkoli and Sweet Potato Salad

Do you ever get these days where you actually just really crave vegetables? I know, doesn’t happen to me very often either, so when it does, I want to make sure it’s actually delightful, just to make sure I don’t want to leave the vegetable zone again right after I had some. I keep reading about how healthy an alkaline-y diet is, so I thought I’d put as many alkali ingredients in todays lunch as possible. And I can happily say it tasted really good too (and yes I was bad and had a slice of (seedy M&S, so not just coloured in) toast with butter with it. But still, this had about 12.000 of my five a day in it, so there we go! This is for one greedy person, but you could easily be made into a meal for two by adding a little more of everything or having it with some Halloumi.

RECIPE: Warm chargrilled Asparagus, Brokkoli and Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado-Lemon Dressing 

1. Peel 1 sweet potato and cut it into 0.5cm thick slices. Put these on a baking try and  mix with a little olive oilsalt and pepper.
2. Put the sweet potato slices into a very hot oven for about 20 minutes (or until they’ve taken on some colour and feel like they’re cooked (i.e. soft). Keep checking, how long it takes depends on how thick your slices are and how hot your oven is.
3. Bring a saucepan with water and some salt to the boil. Add a big generous handful of brokkoli florets until they are tender.
4. Heat a little olive oil in a chargrill pan and add a handful of green asparagus until slightly browned and tender (make sure you break off the dry ends first)
5. In a bowl, mash up the flesh of 1 avocado with 1 crushed glove of garlic, the juice of half a lemon, 1/2 a teaspoon of Harissa Paste and some salt and pepper.
6. Combine everything and enjoy.

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Marks&Spencer Super Wholefood Salad with Blueberries&Mango

I just had a really really delicious salad from Marks&Spencer, it’s called Super Wholefood Salad with Blueberries & Mango and it comes with a lemon and basil oil dressing. It sounds super healthy (and it is) but it’s also seriously good, especially in summer.

On the package it says “Tempting flavours from around the world, go on treat yourself”, turns out, it really is a treat and is also full of good ingredients. Here’s a list of some to get you a better idea:

– Quinoa

– Cucumber

– Chickpeas

– Sprouted Peas

– Raisins

– Cranberries

– Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

Healthy right? They all go together really well and make for a perfect lunch. It fills you, but only has 260 calories, that’s as much as a chocolate bar!!! (I obviously don’t suggest to replace a chocolate bar with this (even though it genuinely tastes sooo good) what I mean is, if you have this for lunch, you can have a chocolate bar for dessert and still eat 500 calories!)

I might try to make this one day, but only if it’s for many people, because I’m not sure, if the effort is really worth it for one portion (it would cost a little fortune in ingredients, whilst buying a single portion is only 2.50 GBP), but I did see another salad in store which was quinoa with feta and avocado with a mint-crème fraiche dressing which I might give a go soon.

If you see this, get over it looking too healthy and give it a try, I’m almost 100% sure you won’t regret it!

Have a nice day

Johanna

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