A vibrant green salad perfect for a springtime light lunch or a side salad. Mix and match your greens and add fresh herbs, if you have them. Fresh mint and basil would be lovely but, well, we’re in lockdown right now.
If you’re the type to auto-salt your food STOP! Trust me, you don’t need it, there’s something magical about the Salad or chips house dressing and those capers and olives are little salt bombs.
Nutrition (Based on 1 serving)
- 213 Calories
- 9g Carbs
- 3g Protein
- 19g Total fat
- 2g Saturated fat
- 0mg Cholesterol
- 1g Sugar
- 2g Fibre
- 392mg Sodium
Courgettes, lettuce, spinach and peas offer Vitamin C which is an essential vitamin which is necessary for the development and growth of all body tissues. It supports wound healing, the absorption of iron and is an antioxidant that helps keep our immune systems healthy.
Peas although sweet offer the benefit of blood sugar control and a great source of vegan iron and heart-healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Green olives and olive oil are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats which can help lower your L (bad) cholesterol level.
Capers are a little powerhouse of natural antioxidants and can to help reduce the fatty build up in the blood vessels, so if you do eat meat you might want to add this lovely side salad.
Salad or chips House dressing
- 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp Cold water
- 3 tsp Olive oil
- 0.2 tsp English mustard
- 2 tsp Nutritional yeast
- 10 g Iceberg lettuce
- 10 g Baby leaf spinach
- 40 g Finely sliced courgette
- 20 g Steamed peas
- 6 Green olives
- 2 tsp Capers
- 1 pinch Nutritional yeast to season
- 1 pinch Dried mint
- 1 pinch Ground black pepper to season
1 tsp apple cider vinegar...
2 tsp cold water...
3 tsp olive oil...
1/6 tsp English mustard
Whisk until the mustard dissolves
Add 2 tsp of nutritional yeast and whisk until smooth and glossy
Set aside and plate up... iceberg lettuce
courgettes sliced with a speed peeler...
and steamed peas.
Pour on your dressing...
add a sprinkle of nutritional yeast...
and ground black pepper to finish
This salad is great with herbs, try adding fresh basil and mint, or a sprinkle of dried
Substitute apple cider vinegar for white wine vinegar or lemon juice