Simple spicy summer salad

It’s hot innit? And this weather is all about the salad! However, if you still like a bit of spice to your supper, this is the salad for you! The tangy dressing livens up the beautiful dark green leafy base and the roasted almonds give it a deep flavoured protein crunch. Combine with the suggested sides, or just some nice crusty bread! Serves two people, so multiply the quantities if you’re feeding more greedy mouths. 

Spicy salad – mix all ingredients into a large bowl

  • Three or four big kale leaves – remove tough stalks and rip into pieces
  • Four gem lettuce leaves shredded
  • A big handful of spinach leaves shredded
  • 1/4 cubed cucumber
  • 4 bright red tomatoes chopped
  • Around 50g almonds roasted in the oven for 10 minutes 
  • Half a block of smoked tofu
  • Half a red chilli (select chilli size based on your love of spice!)
  • Two cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • Two tablespoons of seseme seeds 

The dressing – put in a shaker or a clean jam jar and shake until fully mixed together then toss into salad. 

  • 3/4 cup of olive oil 
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons pomegranate syrup
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • Pinch of salt and pepper



Blend together one and a half avocados, half a chilli, one garlic clove and juice from half a lemon. You can make this spicy or not, but the chilli tastes great with the creamy avocado! 

Roast baby potatoes

Get some tiny baby potatoes, coat in olive oil and a sprinkling of Rosemary. The good thing about roasting baby potatoes is that they only take about 20 minutes! 

And there you have a great simple salad with a spicy kick.It easy to be a bit skeptical that salads won’t be filling, but the strong flavours and deep green raw veg in this dish won’t leave you hungry. 



One Comment Add yours

  1. sounds delicious!! and perfect for this hot weather šŸ™‚


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