Not all salads have to be bland garden varieties comprising lettuce, tomato and cucumber. When prepared well – using a balance of vege, healthy fats, dairy and protein – salads can be filling and delicious.
It’s time to do away with the standard formula and find combinations that you will look forward to eating and serving to family and friends.
Use the following as a base recipe that you can easily change up, depending on what you have available.
- 60g of baby spinach/rocket (or your leafy green of choice)
- 2-3 cups of mixed vegetables, roasted or chargrilled for added flavour
- A dairy for healthy fat such as feta, haloumi, a yoghurt based dressing, shaved parmesan, or avocado or a dollop of hummus
- A sprinkle of toasted nuts and/or seeds such as pine nuts, almonds, pepitas or chia seeds
- A handful of fresh herbs
We’ve put together an example of how to use this method to create a delicious and balanced salad!