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Way more healthy than a load of sweets in a bowl.
Salads don't have to be just leaves or raw things; they don't even need to be cold. Some of my favourites include warm roasted roots mixed with the crisp freshness of greens. Experiment with combinations of these ingredients below for a different flavour adventure every time.
A root veg e.g. carrots, parsnips, celeriac, beets - peeled, chopped and roasted, or raw and grated
A green e.g. Hackney salad, flat-leaf parsley, torn up kale or sliced fennel
A fruit e.g. apple, pear, avocado, grapes, mango, orange, or pomegranate seeds
A crunchy protein e.g. toasted walnuts, almonds, pumpkin or sesame seeds
A salty twist e.g. a sprinkling of nutritional yeast, shaved parmesan, crumbled feta, grilled halloumi, chopped capers, anchovies or crispy bacon
A fresh herb e.g. basil, coriander, chives, dill, mint
Salt, pepper, vinegar and olive oil (about 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil)
Use nut or sesame oil to alter the flavour
For a kick, add garlic, mustard, chilli or horseradish
Sweeten with honey, maple or agave syrup - or a spoonful of your favourite jam
Peel, roast, chop, tear, shred or grate your chosen ingredients, as appropriate, and toss together in a large bowl. Make the dressing by whisking together your chosen flavour combo. Pour over salad and dig in.