Colourful salad

Salad then. It’s not all iceberg, toms and cue. We’re thinking COLOUR explosion (hence a good range of nutrients). Loads of our clients get hooked on salad once they realise how versatile it can be and how much it can be mega-sexed-up with lots of different stuff and a beautiful dressing.
This isn’t a recipe as such but a list of items you can put in your salads above and beyond lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Choose five or six from this list, different colours, and add a tasty dressing made from all natural ingredients. You could try our own French dressing or Jamie Oliver’s Jam Jar Dressings. Don’t shun salad dressing, the oil in the dressing helps us to absorb the nutrients in the salad. If taking salad as a packed lunch take your dressing in one of these handy pots.

Have some protein with it such as chicken, cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella, feta, ham, beef, beans, hummus, hard boiled eggs – the list is endless. You’ll be full as a boot and awash with vitamins and minerals!
  • Almonds
  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Beef tomatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans (podded)
  • Broccoli
  • Capers
  • Cashews
  • Chard
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Cos lettuce
  • Courgette ribbons or courgetti
  • Cucumber
  • Edamame beans
  • Edible flowers (check they are edible!)
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Finely chopped cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Grated carrot
  • Green beans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Little gem lettuce
  • Mango
  • Mint
  • Olives
  • Pak choi
  • Parsley
  • Grilled peach
  • Pear
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Pickled onion
  • Pickled walnuts
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Pomegranate
  • Radishes
  • Raw mushrooms
  • Red onion
  • Roasted peppers
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Silverskin onions
  • Spring onions
  • Sun blush tomatoes
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Walnuts
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon

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Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.
Carol Truax
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