I mentioned in an earlier post that I have recently joined a veg share scheme called Fork and Dig it and i mentioned i would share what I get up to in the kitchen with the wonderful, local, organic fresh produce. I am excited to begin with one of life’s simple pleasures the salad, when done well a salad is a wonderful treat to the senses and to do it well is not difficult! To begin you need only to understand one simple tip when it comes to creating a great salad ‘balance’. You need the colours, texture and taste to balance and when you achieve this you will never call a salad ‘boring’ again.
The following salad recipe has been created using the salad Items i received from the scheme this week and from the rocket growing in my garden, I also added sauerkraut which I purchased from the local shop (home made sauerkraut is a real treat and better for you, but not always available).
What I love about this salad is it is full of colour so it starts feeding the senses straight away; I love how simple it is to make and how great it tastes, I also love how great a simple salad can make you feel.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (roughly 2 tbsp)
Apple Cider Vinegar (roughly 1 tbsp)
Himalayan rock salt (1pinch)
Handful of Rocket
Handful of Basil leaves
1 clove of garlic
A bunch of mixed salad leaves
2 celery stalks
Prepare the dressing first by placing the olive oil, salt and apple cider vinegar into your salad bowl; using a chopping board chop the garlic, basil and rocket till fine, then add to the salad bowl and mix well.
Simply chop the salad ingredients and add to the bowl. Personally I like to grate the carrot and I only use the flower heads of the broccoli, but its at this point you can be as creative as you like. Mix everything together; serve and enjoy.
The Yoga Health Coach