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

  

 Guacamole

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. 

   
 

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

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