Griddled Sweetcorn Salsa

This salsa is my go-to when I want a tasty (and FAST) side dish - it goes brilliantly with grilled chicken or fish, but I also love it with a wedge of frittata and salad greens. It was inspired by a recipe from delicious magazine with a few tweaks - grilling the corn makes a big difference to the taste … Continue reading Griddled Sweetcorn Salsa

Watercress, Orange and Pomegranate Salad

This is a very simple Nigel Slater inspired salad which I tried during a seaside break - perfect for summer. The citrus flavours are deliciously sweet but tangy, and pair great with peppery watercress. Try with fish or chicken - or grilled halloumi and mushrooms for a vegetarian alternative. Ingredients 2 large oranges 1 bag watercress (around 170 grams) 1 … Continue reading Watercress, Orange and Pomegranate Salad

Fennel, Cabbage & Orange Salad

This is one of those throw it all together salads that was inspired by my weekly veg box  when I had a head of cabbage and fennel that needed using . Make a big dish and serve with roasted chicken or some salmon fillets - if you have leftovers, they're brilliant for lunch tossed with mackerel strips. Ingredients … Continue reading Fennel, Cabbage & Orange Salad

Eat your salad with some fat

Eating plenty of vegetables and salad is good - but adding some avocado or olive oil is even better... Apart from the starchy ones, vegetables are pretty low in calories so the main reason to eat them (aside from taste and fibre) is to get a fix of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients - plant chemicals … Continue reading Eat your salad with some fat

Gluten free quinoa tabbouleh

Summer is here (well, almost) which means salads are back. Hurray!  Tabbouleh is a middle eastern dish traditionally made with bulgar wheat, but this version uses quinoa, a protein rich gluten free alternative to wheat based grains. The result? A fresh, healthy salad packed with flavour which is great for lunch or a light evening meal. … Continue reading Gluten free quinoa tabbouleh