Do you ever get tired of this same old boring salad routine? Green leaves, check. Tomatoes & cucumber, check. Anything else that is lurking in the back of the fridge, double check. To make a salad that is nutritious, tasty and keeps you full isn’t as easy as it looks (or tastes). That’s why we have pulled together the 5 key steps to building the perfect salad every time.
All you need to do is pull an ingredient or two from each section to build a salad that is worthy of Summer. Print it off and stick it on the fridge for a handy reference point next time you are in need of salad inspiration. It’s not an exhaustive list so add ingredients to each section as you experiment and discover new taste combinations. And don’t forget to check out our salad three ways recipe ideas this month for inspiration and get you off to a head start.
STEP TWO: Fruit & Veg
Tip: add steamed or raw vegetables for an extra crunch
Dried Fruit / Raisins
Red or yellow Bell Peppers
STEP FOUR: Toppings
Seeds: Chia seeds, sunflower / flax / hemp /sesame / poppy / pumpkin seeds
Nuts: Walnuts, pine nuts, pecans, cashew, almonds (roasted / blanched)
Beans: black beans, kidney beans, white beans
STEP FIVE: Dressings
Too many to mention but here are our favourites:
Greek Yogurt Ranch
Chilli Lime dressing
Blue Cheese dressing
Please use our how to build a salad feature as a guideline only. It is important to have a balanced diet, varying protein intake (women only need 46g protein / day. Men need 56g). Morello Life are not qualified nutritionists, therefore please do seek dietary advice for any dietary changes you are making.