Salads

Salad greens and other salad vegetables must be stored correctly to retain freshness and quality. Do not wash any vegetables before storing. Salad vegetables should be stored in the vegetable compartment or on the lower shelves of the refrigerator. The important point is to cover their surface to prevent moisture loss.


Maple-roasted Pumpkin Salad
Mixed Salad with Chilli Lime Dressing
Spinach Grapefruit Salad
Tomato Salad

Maple-roasted Pumpkin Salad

You will need:

  • 250g mixed salad leaves
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa
  • 1 cup pumpkin, diced
  • 2tbs sunflower seeds
  • 2tbs maple syrup
  • 2tbs olive oil

Dressing:

  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 2tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2tsp maple syrup
  • 1tsp wholegrain mustard

Preheat oven to 180°. Combine butternut pumpkin, maple syrup, sunflower seeds and olive oil in a bowl. Place on a lined baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Roast pumpkin for about 20 minutes or until soft.

Prepare the dressing. Place all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine. In a salad bowl, combine salad leaves, cucumber and alfalfa, add roasted pumpkin and dressing and toss to combine.

Tip:

Use walnuts instead of sunflower seeds.


Mixed Salad with Chilli Lime Dressing

You will need:

  • 250g mixed salad leaves
  • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, cubed
  • 2 tbs fresh coreander, chopped
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Wash salad leaves, pat dry and roll up in a damp cloth. Place in the refrigerate for about 1 hour or until ready to serve. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and drizzle over the salad. Enjoy!


Spinach Grapefruit Salad

You will need:

  • 1 bunch fresh young spinach leaves
  • 1 large grapefruit, segmented
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small red cabbage, shredded
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs orange juice
  • 2 tbs red-wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place rinsed and dried spinach leaves, grapefruit, onion, and cabbage into a salad bowl and toss well. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the salad. Toss lightly and serve.


Tomato Salad

You will need:

  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine tomatoes and onion. Add coarsely chopped basil leaves and season with salt and pepper. Ready to serve.

Tip:

Use vine ripened tomatoes for best taste.


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