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Broccoli and Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

Serves 6 as a side or 3 as a main

  • 400g broccoli
  • 1/2 a punnet of strawberries
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 avo
  • 2 sprigs of spring onion
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted and salted pumpkin seeds

Method:

  1. Steam the broccoli for about 5 minutes.
  2. Lightly toast the seeds in a sprinkling of salt and cumin.
  3. Chop all your veggies.
  4. Toss in 1 tbsp olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Exchanges:

1 serving = 2.5 cups  = 2 veg, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit

Lentil and Beetroot salad topped with caramalised onion

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked brown lentils
  • 30g low fat feta cheese
  • 2 small beetroots
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of shredded lettuce
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1/4 cucumber sliced into ribbons
  • 1 handful mung beans
  • For the caramalised onion: 1 red onion, balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp chutney, pinch of salt

Method

  1. Boil the lentils until cooked
  2. Wash the beetroot and chop into quarters. Drizzle with olive oil and grill for about 20 minutes, stirring half way through.
  3. For the caramalised onion: chop the onion and simmer in a small amount of water over low heat. drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the onions once cooked. After about 10-15 minutes add the chutney and cook for about 5 minutes. Add water and stir occasionally to prevent the onions sticking and burning.
  4. Chop the lettuce and other veggies and put into a salad bowl.