Monday, June 25, 2012

Salad doesn't have to be boring

I have had some medical issues recently which made it pretty hard to each much other than fresh produce, soup or salad. At first that might sound bad, but it was actually really good. I had a reason to eat well and I experimented more with mixing different foods to make salads.

I enjoy fruit salad for breakfast a lot of the time now. I loathe melons, so my fruit salads are usually based around kiwi fruit, banana, strawberries etc. and sprinkled with chia seeds

(This one had apple too. I basically mix any combo of 3 - 4 fruits that I have)

By changing it up a lot and buying small amounts of fruit I wouldn't normally buy (such as cherries as they are not in season here and not cheap per kilo!) it breaks up the monotony without breaking the budget.

Then for other meals I had a lot of different salads with raw and cooked vegetables. For example a variety of lettuces with things like grated carrot, corn kernals, slice cabbage, chilli, beans, avocado, bake pumpkin slices etc.

 I added a salad dressing I made up consisting of:
1 cup water
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
2 Tablespoons seeded mustard

Shake to combine and used as desired

I also always added freshly ground pepper and sometimes other spices like cayenne pepper to make it different.

Then sometimes I would just do a plate of cooked vegetables. As boring as it might sound, variety is the key!

Do you have a favourite salad recipe?

1 comment:

  1. It all just looks so much better, fresher and cleaner, than most takeaways doesn't it.

    I have no recipes as such. I chop up and add whatever is growing here at the time and mix it all together.
    My fruitsalad today will have oranges, mandarin, 2 types of apple, banana, Indian Guava if the chooks have left me some, passionfruit. If I have it I add it.