People often ask what I eat, so here is the recipe for a simple but loaded salad that I have 4-5 times a week. Many of you will have gasped at the monotony of having it that much, but it’s packed full of goodness and I really enjoy it!
Over the years of being plant-based, I’ve tried and tested many recipes to find what works for my body. As simple as a salad may sound, this one is really well balanced and includes the nutrients I like to be consuming daily.
- 1x handful of Spinach, Watercress and Rocket
- 1/2 a pepper (I vary the colours throughout the week)
- 1x tomato
- 1x carrot
- 1x cooked beetroot
- An inch of cucumber
- 1/2 an avocado
- 2 x radishes
- a chunk of fennel
- A handful of mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, linseeds)
- Coriander and Dill
- 1/2 cup of Frozen Edamame
- 1/2 cup of cooked lentils or cooked quinoa
- A good glug of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
- 2 caps of apple cider vinegar
- a squeeze of lime or lemon juice
- pinch of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon harissa spice
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 heaped teaspoon of paprika
- teaspoon of tahini
- Finely dice carrot, beetroot, pepper, fennel, radish, cucumber, tomato, avocado and place in a bowl
- Add boiling hot water to the edamame and allow to sit for a few minutes to defrost before draining and adding to the bowl
- Add the lentils (or quinoa) to the bowl
- Finely chop the leaves and herbs
- Sprinkle the seeds
- Add the dressing and give it all a really, really good mix!
It may not look fancy but trust me, it tastes good!