Ssuperfood Salad takes salad days to new heights! Forget the tired tomato, iceberg lettuce & cucumber combo & give your body a boost with this incredible, raw, nutritious dish. Served as a side or as a meal in itself, it’s range of tastes, textures & ingredients is an incredible way to get fresh flavours with minimum fuss.
Perfect for tweaking to your own taste, you’ll never want boring salad leaves again. Perfect for meat-free Mondays!
We like to mix it up a bit with micro grains such as Quinoa, wheatberries or couscous, as well as using veg that would normally be seen cooked, like curly kale or broccoli. This will give incredible variety in texture, contrasting the nutty bite of the grains to the fresh green, almost-bitter kale.
Pair this with earthy beetroot, the sweetness of baby corn & raw broccoli, all drizzled with a zingy dressing & this is a salad that can easily become the star of any meal.
Go heavy on the dressing – some salads don’t need much, but this will benefit from an extra drizzle to really bring out the flavour.
This SuperFood Salad is the perfect dish for a meat-free day.
- handful of raw curly kale, finely shredded
- handful of baby spinach leaves, finely shredded
- 100g cooked Quinoa, rice or other micro-grains mix
- handful of tiny, raw broccoli florets
- 100g of Sprouting beans, peas & lentils
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 4-5 baby sweetcorn, cut into chunks
- handful of edamame or broad beans
- 4-5 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2-3 radishes, chopped
- 4-5 sugar snap peas or mange tout, sliced finely
- 4-5 cooked baby beetroot, cut into chunks
- 50g feta cheese
- 1 tsp Goji Berries
- 2 tsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Seeds
For the Dressing:
- a few fresh anchovies
- a ripe peach, halved, chargrilled & torn up over the salad
- a couple of crispy bacon rashers crumbled over at the end
- Dried cranberries, apricots, Inca Berries, Mulberries or chopped dates
- Walnuts, pine nuts or sesame seeds
- Parma ham or chorizo
- Flax seeds or Hemp Seeds instead of Chia Seeds
- Walnuts, almonds or other toasted nuts
- Drizzle of Strawberry & Mint Aged Balsamic or White Aged Balsamic to finish
Use what you have: if you’ve got walnuts, chuck a few of those in. Like watermelon? A few chunks of that is awesome too. Experiment & make it your own!
If you’ve not heard of ‘sprouting beans, peas & lentils’ before, ask in your supermarket; they’re usually in the fresh salad aisle & are awesome!
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