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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Not-So-Secret Salad Club

A salad club at work! Why didn’t we think of this before? Wouldn’t it be nice to gather with your colleagues at lunchtime and enjoy a fresh, tasty, wholesome, homemade salad together every day at work? To be part of such a “club” would be wonderful – it means you don’t have to worry about lunch every day because someone else has already thought about it and prepared it for you. But what about when it is your turn to cater for your colleagues? We’ve got 6 quick recipes to solve your “just bring a salad” dilemma.

Keen on quinoa

This salad packs a nutritional punch and makes for a filling lunch. Mix with cooked and cooled quinoa some baby spinach leaves, freshly-cut avocado, roasted sweet potato, spinach and chickpeas.

Easy-peasy pasta salad

Cook and cool whole wheat fusilli pasta. Into it mix halved cherry tomatoes, lightly steamed broccoli florets, pitted black olives, and chunks of cheese feta.

salad packs a nutritional punch and makes for a filling lunch 

A simple salmon salad
On a generous amount of your choice of green leaves, place avocado and tomato with some chilled smoked salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or chives and freshly squeezed lemon. Serve with cream cheese and crackers if you want to do something extra.

Healthy and hearty
This salad dresses up kale beautifully for a good-looking lunch. Roughly chop washed raw kale and mix with quinoa. Sprinkle a generous amount of cranberries for a sweet burst of flavour, and some whole or crushed almonds for a protein crunch.

Basic bean salad
This is an easy salad to put together at the last minute. Mix beans of your choice (we like black beans the most), chopped up avocado, corn and red bell pepper.

Green bean salad
Lightly cook green beans and toss with some olive oil and a handful of cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle some Parmesan shavings and serve. Add pine nuts for an extra crunch.

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