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This morning, my mom asked me to give her easy and quick salad recipes.
Not only easy but also nutritious and healthy.
I have been working on salad recipes for a while as i am preparing a little e-book, but i wanted her not to have to wait until it's finished to be able to start making healthier choices.
So i went to my kitchen, and to be honest, i did not have very many ingredients left in my fridge, so i whipped up a really easy and quick carrot salad.
What i think is a great help to get great meals done quickly is to always have a few ingredients in your cupboard that you can keep for a long time and from which you can pick and choose when you want.
For example i always have:
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Dijon or grainy Mustard
- Apple cider vinegar ( i also use balsamic a lot although it's not raw)
- dried herbs and spices
- sun dried tomatoes
- sea weeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
- all sorts of nuts...
you could have much more but this is a good base, little by little you'll add your own to it.
So here is today's recipe, a carrot and baby spinach salad.
Carrot and baby spinach salad
2 large carrots
3 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1 handful of pumpkin seeds
1 handful of sunflower seeds
1 TBSP Grainy mustard
2 TBSP Balsamic vinegar (or apple cider vinegar if you want it completely raw)
3 to 4 TBSP extra virgin Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Peel the carrots. With a vegetable peeler or a julienne peeler, make ribbons, or thin "spaghetti like" strips with the carrots. Mix the carrots with the spinach leaves and the seeds.
To make the dressing put the mustard in a little bowl, add the vinegar and stir. Then slowly add the olive oil while stiring. Add salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning. At this point you can add some dried herbs or some chillis or anything you like in the dressing.
Just before serving, add the dressing to the salad and mix well.
Divide into 2 plates and enjoy!
Ce matin, ma mère m’a demandé de lui donner des idées de recettes de salades simples. Non seulement simples mais aussi bonnes pour la santé, belles, délicieuses, et légères.