Tuesday, 11 September 2012 - , , , , 1 comments

RECIPE : Super Duper Salad


I've been experimenting with some rather delicious salad combinations lately. I don't have a background in nutrition, but I've been researching and trying to incorporate more 'superfoods' into my diet recently, as they have so many health benefits.
Some of them, including broccoli and oranges are also connected to combatting obesity.
I'm not going to get all technical with you because that's not what this blog is about....but trust me when I say that my top picks, when combined together, make a beautiful, healthy and delicious meal.
It's also incredibly filling.

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The colours alone in this salad tell your eyes that this is going to be SO good for you and your whole body will thank you for making it!
The basic salad is 5pp/approx.500kcal per portion but this will increase if you add seeds and toasted pine kernels- which I would highly recommend from a flavour, texture and nutritional point of view.
It will also alter if you substitute the salmon for mackerel for example, so please do your own accurate calculations according to weight.
(The serving of peppered salmon in my recipe is 5pp/145kcal).

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You will need :(per portion)

1/2 bag mixed salad leaves
A few florets of broccoli
1/4 small watermelon
1 orange or grapefruit
1/2 a mango or papaya
1/2 a pomegranate
Generous handful sugar snap peas
90g serving cooked salmon
(I buy the pre-cooked, peppered or mustard-seed coated - all supermarkets have this)
Juice of 1 lime

OPTIONAL

7g toasted pine kernels
(Add 1pp/approx.35kcal)
15g mixed nuts and seeds
(Add 2pp/approx.100kcal)

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Start by blanching the broccoli florets - boil for 3-4 minutes then plunge into cold water and allow to drain.
Use a large bowl for each serving.
This salad is so filling and combines two courses in one as it is packed full of fresh fruit, so you won't need dessert afterwards!
Scatter the salad leaves followed by the broccoli in the bottom of the bowl.


Then, just start building these beautiful, vibrant ingredients into your own work of art. In go the chunks of cubed watermelon with all their juices.


Cut the peel off the orange or grapefruit like this...


...So that you can cut delicate segments...


...to scatter on top.


Squeeze any juice from the remaining pulp of the fruit... So the dressing is gradually building as you go.


Scatter in the uncooked sugar snap peas and add the sliced mango or papaya.
Squeeze the lime juice all over the salad.


Gently break the fish into chunky pieces with your hands and arrange on the top.


Bejewel the salad with pomegranate seeds and their fragrant juice.


If you are adding nuts, seeds and pine kernels, adorn the top of the salad with a fine scattering of toasted crunchiness.

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Have fun making your own variations on this theme...there are so many different combinations to be had! 

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An edible masterpiece.

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1 comments:

Amee Livingston 20 September 2012 at 13:58

This salad looks delicious! I love the pomegrante in here! Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!

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