I’m bringing you another, delicious salad that is perfect for a light lunch or a side dish for dinner. Either way it’s super tasty and packed full of nutrients from the kale, carrot, cucumber and lettuce. Quinoa is a very popular food item because of it’s nutritional content and being a quality source of plant protein. Overall, quinoa is a great source of various minerals and a good food to include your diet. Likewise with carrots, they are a great, nutritious vegetable but not as popular because it’s something we are used to eating and seeing so often. Carrots are known to be rich in beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body, this is essential for immune function and good vision. Not only are carrots nutritious, they have a nice crunchy texture and can be cooked in many ways.
This salad is a recipe I made for one in the early evening when I didn’t have much of an appetite but knew I’d be hungry later. This is a really nice recipe for when you are short for time but still want to eat something nourishing for the body.
Recipe: Quinoa and kale salad (serves 1)
30g dried quinoa
Pinch of a stock cube
1/2 handful of kale
1 lettuce leaf, shredded
1/2 carrot, grated
1 inch cucumber, finely sliced
Pinch of chilli
Cook the quinoa according to the packet, I like to add a pinch of stock cube to the water for more flavour.
5 minutes before the quinoa is cooked, add the kale and mix through.
In the meantime, prepare the salads and set aside.
Once the quinoa is cooked, mix in the salads and sprinkle over a little chilli flakes.
If you love salad as much as I do you’ll love this post something nice and healthy to incorporate into your meals. Salad hold so much nutrition and are really beneficial to the bodies health. From salads such as lettuce, carrot and cucumber your getting a good source of vitamin A and dietary fibre.
Hi everyone, I hope your week has been good so far!
I just thought I would share a quick, healthy salad recipe if ever you are short of time. I often eat salads alongside my meals to make sure I’m eating a balanced diet and it is always important to reduce the amount of fat, salt and sugar and this salad has none.
2 lettuce leaves
1/2 a carrot
Pinch of chilli powder
Pinch of salt
Wash and prepare all of you salads and place in a serving bowl.
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
Lettuce – shredded
Carrot – grated
Raddish – grated
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.
Here is my take on the French Fry Salad. A much healthier version and full of colourful salads. This is a super simple but tasty recipe that you could enjoy for lunch or dinner. I made this meal for myself and did a little bit of each salad I had in the fridge along with 2 potatoes. I have included examples below of how I prepared my salad below but you can do your’s however you like.
Recipe: Fries and Salad (serves 1)
1 sweet potato
1 white potato
Carrot – grated
Lettuce – finely sliced
Yellow pepper – finely diced
Spring onion – finely sliced
Red cabbage – finely diced
Cucumber – finely diced
Raddish – grated
Oil for frying
First thing is to prepare your salad, however you like (sliced, diced, chopped). Mix the salad together in a bowl and set aside.
Then, chop and wash the potatoes and allow to dry fully before frying in oil, drain off on a paper towel.