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SUMMER SALAD RECIPES

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Salads are a wonderful lunch as long as they are balanced with protein, carbohydrate and healthy fat.

DELICIOUS PASTA SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 200g of small pasta 
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into 2cm pieces 
  • 33 tbsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large 
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, diced 
  • ¾ cup celery, diced
  • ¾ cup almonds, coarsely chopped 
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn 

Method:

1) Cook the pasta as per the directions and steam the broccoli.  Allow to cool

2) Mix together the vinegar or lemon juice, onion, garlic and mustard in a bowl and season with salt and pepper

3) Add the pasta and broccoli together with the tomatoes, pepper, celery, almonds and basil 

4) Pour the dressing over the top and serve

MEXICAN SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped 
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced (any colour)
  • ½ medium red onion, diced 
  • ½ medium green apple, diced 
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced 
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1½ cups of sweet corn
  • 1½ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method:

1)  Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine

2)  Combine all the ingredients for the dressing

3)   Add the dressing to the salad ingredients and stir to coat all the ingredients and serve

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