Green Goddess Salad

Hey Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

So this salad was really popular on TikTok a while back and I thought it was great a great salad idea. This salad consists of mostly green ingredients which is where the name comes from. There’s so many variations out there to choose from so I just combined my favourites together. If you’ve followed me for a while you’d know that I don’t usually use dressing in my salads so this was an exception πŸ™‚

This would be great for hosting dinners, maybe as a side salad or starters. You can also serve the salad with toasted pitta bread, rice cakes, crackers or tacos.

Salad dressing

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice

6 tbsp olive oil

Handful of parsley

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp maple syrup

Pinch of salt and pepper

Method

  1. Whisk everything together until fully combined and set aside.

Ingredients

Tortilla chips to serve

Lettuce, roughly chopped

Kale, chopped

Cucumber, sliced into quarters

Radish, grated

Spring onion, finely sliced

Method

  1. Prepare all of your salad ingredients and mix together in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle the salad dressing over the top and leave for a few minutes to be absorbed.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Quick Side Salad

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

Today I’m sharing a quick side salad recipe that I make often and always enjoy. Over the past few years, salad is something I have been eating more and more of and I always look forward to the range of vibrant colours and tastes. The salad I make is always simple and easy to prepare with the ingredients in their most natural state. You’ll have noticed that I don’t consume salad dressings, but that is optional for you, I simply prefer to go without it.

All you have to do is pick your favourite salads from the fridge, wash them and chop/slice to your preference. Eating a salad is a great way to ensure you eat some of your 5 a day and it really brightens up any dish. Spring onion which is often served as a garnish is actually quite nutritious and contains good sources of vitamin K which is linked to heart health and bone development.

Recipe: Quick side salad

Ingredients

Lettuce

Cucumber

Radish

Carrot

Spring onion

Method

  • Wash all of the ingredients and leave to drain for a few minutes.
  • Peel and slice the ingredients depending on how you want, then serve!

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I’ll just have a salad

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. If you’ve seen my previous posts you’ll know I’ve posted quite a few salad recipes before because they are healthy, easy to make and look really colourful. Every since I was a kid we have always had salad along with our Sunday dinner and naturally I’ve always enjoyed making it. No cooking is required just the basic skills of peeling, grating and slicing. Over the years I’ve changed the way I prepare it and my current favourite is to grate and cut the salads fairly small then mix everything together. Posting earlier because it’s so warm outside and this is a great side for your dinner, especially in this UK summer heat.

Side Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Lettuce – shredded

Carrot – grated

Raddish – grated

Method

  • Take out the amount you want of each salad, depending on how many people are eating.
  • Wash everything thoroughly and prepare everything, I like to leave the lettuce to dry on a paper towel.
  • Add everything to a bowl and serve alongside your favourite meal.

Remember salads are supposed to be healthy and by adding oils, dressings, croutons and other food item makes it less nutritious overall.

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An Easy Salad

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today’s recipe is a nice and easy salad, perfect for a light lunch or as a side with your dinner. In the photo you can see that I ate the salad with Potato and Kale Fritters (another recipe I will be posting soon). I like this salad because it is random and uses a basic range of ingredients that aren’t too expensive. I think the taste would suit most people but feel free to play around with the ingredients and use orange juice and zest, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds or shallots.

A’s Salad – you can decide how much of each ingredient you want to use depending on how many people are eating it. I made this as one portion.

Ingredients

Small handful of raisins – soaked in orange juice

50g brown rice

1 tbsp pine nuts – toasted

Handful of lettuce – shredded

Few slices of red onion

Zest of 1/2 an orange

1 tbsp orange juice

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

Method

  • Put the raisins to soak in orange juice overnight.
  • Rinse and cook the rice, I like to use salt, thyme and butter but you can make it plain if preferred.
  • Toast the pine nuts and set aside. Wash the lettuce, shred it finely and leave to fully dry. Finely slice the onion and set aside.
  • Zest the orange and put in a bowl with the pine nuts, lettuce and onion.
  • Make a super basic vinaigrette using 1 tbsp of orange juice, 2 tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Once the rice is cooked, mix in the with salad, add the raisins and drizzle the vinaigrette over the top.

Let me know if you make this salad or what your favourite salad recipes are!

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A’s Salad

This recipe is definitely a working progress as when I made it, it looked so delicious but didn’t quite capture the right flavours. I’m not sure if it was the sour lemon from the salad dressing or the grated zest from the orange but either way I’m going to try it again with some improvements πŸ™‚ it’s so much fun cooking new things and putting together ingredients that I don’t usually eat. I’m really keen to start eating new things especially salads because they can be very nutritious and beneficial to the body.

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Ingredients

6 leaves of lettuce
50g brown rice
ΒΌ red onion thinly sliced
Zest of 1 orange
5 dried apricots cut into chunks
1 tbsp pine nuts
Salt and pepper (optional)

Lemon dressing
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Method
1. Rinse and cook the brown rice in a small pot with the orange zest, I like to add a little salt, butter and thyme. Leave to cool slightly once cooked.

2. In the meantime fry the pine nuts for 2 minutes (they burn very easily) in a dry pan.

3. Wash and roughly chop the lettuce (any lettuce will do, I used round head) placing it into a small bowl with the brown rice on top.

4. Next add the onion, apricots and pine nuts. To make the dressing simply whisk the 2 ingredients together and drizzle over the top.