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.
Hi everyone welcome back to my blog. Today’s recipe features a very versatile vegetable….POTATOES!! You can have it fried, mashed, baked, boiled, wedges or chips, needless to say your options are endless. These chips are filling, full of flavour and go really well as a side to most dishes.
Seasoned Potato Chips recipe (makes 5 potions)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Pinch of chilli
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
5 large potatoes – peeled and cut into chip shapes
Oil – to drizzle potatoes
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and place a large tray into the oven.
Mix all of the dry seasonings together in a small bowl and set aside.
Peel, chop and wash the potatoes. Cut them into chip shapes and place into the oven tray, drizzling with oil but not too much.
Next sprinkle oven the combined seasonings, mix everything together and cook in the oven for about an hour until cooked through.
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.
Hello everyone, I hope your Monday has been good! This recipe today is very similar to Sunday and if you liked that, then you’ll surely love this. It’s a similar theme but with broccoli and sweet potato fries on the side.
Recipe: Broccoli Wraps (serves 1)
Handful of broccoli – cut into bite sized peices
1 tbsp oil
Zest of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chilli powder
Handful of sweetcorn
1/3 carrot – cut into sticks
Firstly, preheat the oven to gas mark 5/6 and take out an oven tray.
In a bowl mix together the washed broccoli, oil, zest, garlic, salt and chilli, then place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
In the meantime, prepare the corn, toast the pine nuts and slice the carrots in a separate bowl.
Just before the broccoli is cooked, place the tortilla wrap in the oven for a few minutes.
Once everything is done, place the broccoli, salad and your preferred sauce in the centre of the wrap and fold into a parcel then cut in half and enjoy.
*If you are having sweet potatoes, these can be fried whilst the broccoli is in the oven.