Tag: salads

Romano peppers & pecorino cheese salad

Romano peppers & pecorino cheese salad

A delicious and full flavored salad that will leave you wanting for more.  This salad is great to have on its own as a starter, or combined with some lean meat. In this case I will propose it with an easy to cook turkey steak. […]

4 vegetables to add to your salad to aid detox

4 vegetables to add to your salad to aid detox

  Apart from practicing other ways of detoxifying your body, you can also include some food in your daily salad. Along with nutrition, rocket is peppery and has chlorophyll, aiding liver detoxification. Radish is rich in vitamin C, folates, and riboflavin, thus helping the liver […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy fats, with a taste that goes perfectly with the Grana Padano cheese and balsamic.

I would recommend to buy wild rocket if possible, as it tends to be the tastier and greenest. My favorite choice is the one sold at Fulham local vegetable market on the North End Road, but I am sure you can find it somewhere else as well.

For the Grana Padano cheese I would suggest to try the Waitrose own brand for its best quality for money. This salad if perfect as a starter or as an accompaniment for veal & beef.

 

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

August 5, 2017
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: easy

Perfect as a starter or as an accompaniment to some beef or veal, this rocket salad is nutrients rich and low in calories.

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Ingredients
  • 1 packet of rocket salad
  • few walnuts
  • some Grana Padano cheese shavings
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • good quality balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
Directions
  • Step 1 Simply put the washed rocked leaves on a serving plate, add some crunbled walnuts, Grana Padano shavings and a sprinkle of vey good quality olive oil and balsamic. Enjoy!
Rocket is one of the most nutritious green vegetables in the world. Easily available at any local supermarket it is ideal for a quick and easy salad.

Also have a look at our Rocket chickpeas and tomatoes salad....

Chickpeas salad
Chickpeas, rocket & tomatoes salad

 

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, that can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice variation from the usual side […]

Baby kale and black olives salad

Baby kale and black olives salad

I love this kale salad, for its stronger taste and unusual combination. Perfect with fish like sea bream or lean meat like turkey, it has purple, green and red leaves, for a greater variety of nutrients. Baby kale has a milder taste than the ordinary […]

Sea bream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

Sea bream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

This delicious sea-bream and Italian rainbow salad is really easy and quick to make. It is great to use up some cos, romaine and spinach leftovers, whilst the crunchiness of the Romano pepper make it more interesting and filling.

Rainbow salads, which means salads that brings together leaves and vegetable with different colors, are great as they provide different and often complementary nutrients and allow you to use up all of your veggie leftovers.

Ingredients 

  • 1 seabream fillet
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 lemon slice
  • a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad

  • 2-3 cos or romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2-3 red radicchio leaves
  • a handful of baby spinach
  • half of a red romano pepper

For the vinaigrette

  • a teaspoon of capers
  • a pinch of dried oregano
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • a dash of balsamic

Simply sprinkle some olive oil in a non-stick pan with garlic and lemon, and pan fried the sea-bream fillet at medium heat.

In the meantime, prepare the salad with all the salad leaves and the romano pepper finely sliced. Prepare the vinaigrette, chopping the capers and adding some olive oil, oregano, a dash of lemon juice and balsamic. Let it settle for a few minutes, when sea-bream is ready, add it to the fish and salad alike. Enjoy with some ciabatta bread on a side!

Sea-bream
Italian rainbow salad

 

Summer rocket, chickpeas and tomatoes salad

Summer rocket, chickpeas and tomatoes salad

A delicious and filling side salad, perfect with fish, or even on its own, for a light dinner or lunch if you have over indulged. Rocket (arugula), is one of the most nutritious green vegetables around, rich in folates, vitamin K, magnesium and iron and […]

Salmon, spinach & strawberries salad

Salmon, spinach & strawberries salad

A seasonal, gluten-free unusual but super delicious salad, rich in nutrients and easy to make, great to use up all those quinoa leftovers!  All in under 15 min…. Preparation time 12/15 min Ingredients  30/40 grams of quinoa ( uncooked) 1 salmon fillet ( preferably organic) […]