7 hacks for the perfect salad

July 24, 2016 0 Comments

7 hacks for the perfect salad

The perfect Salad

A typical lunch when I'm at home usually involves throwing together a few key ingredients in a hurry that I know will nourish and satisfy me for the rest of the day. Creating a salad like this looks like it needs a lot of thought and preparation, however I literally chopped up what was available to me in the fridge and added a few key things to make it go the distance. You don't have to be a chef, or a food whiz to create a delicious and satisfying salad bowl at home, but you do have to know what you're (sort of) doing.

7 hacks for making a super salad:

1. Pick your greens - Greens are packed with vitamins and minerals, and the darker and leafier the better. Choose from baby spinach, chard, kale, rocket, or mixed lettuce.

2. Add some colour - Humans are visual eaters so add some colour and antioxidants to your plate by shredding some carrot, beetroot, zucchini, apple, or red cabbage into the mix.

3. Make it sweet - Satisfy all your senses by adding a little sweetness to your salad like sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, pomegranate seeds, or berries.

4. Add some flavour - Herbs are a must for every salad. Fresh mint, basil, coriander, chives, and parsley will add aromatic delight to your salad.

5. Dress it up - Never eat a naked salad. Add a simple dressing of 1/4 cup olive oil, 1
tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp honey, salt and pepper to taste. Shake it up in a jar and drizzled as desired.

6. Add some crunch - Top with toasted nuts and seeds like pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pine nuts, almonds to add more more protein, good fats and a satisfying crunch. I am seriously loving the Extraordinary Foods Pimp My Salad Range.

 

 

7. Add some punch - Power up your lunch with protein like poached or grilled chicken,

cannelloni beans, soft boiled egg, roast vegetables, quinoa or brown rice.

And that's it! Super simple, but oh so satisfying.

 

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