The Most Ingredible Summer Salad EVER
Hot on the heels of my ‘bitter green juice’ last week, I wanted to share this new, super-simple salad with you that we’ve been LOVING over the past few months.
I know it’s winter here in Aussie-land right now, but to my English thermometer, this still feels like summer (75 degrees, blue skies, breezes…)
This salad rocks for two reasons:
- 3 ingredients…takes 3 minutes
- It’s PACKED with alkaline goodness!
Fibre, folate, vitamins A, C, K, E, magnesium, calcium, potassium, healthy omegas, selenium, cancer-fighting quercetin and kaempferol and so much more.
And, really, it’s just ridiculously delicious. The textures, flavours…I’m off to make some more!
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The Most Delicious 5-Ingredient Summer Salad
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 big handfuls of Tuscan kale
- 2 big handfuls of rocket/arugula
For the dressing:
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 shallot
Start by preparing the dressing. In a glass jar mix the lemon juice and olive oil, and then add the mustard. Finely dice the shallot (in case you’re wondering, a shallot is this – you could use red onion or spring onion instead) and then add this to the jar too – before giving it all a good shake.
I’m listening to Muse’s Knights of Cydonia as I type this, which would be an excellent shaking song.
Now the dressing is made, it’s time to throw together the salad. Start by taking the woody end of the asparagus, and then slice it lengthways. Put this into your bowl.
Now grab your cucumber, and with a vegetable peeler, peel it lengthways to make fine ribbons. Add these to the bowl.
Simply throw in the arugula, and then finely slice the kale and add this too.
Dress liberally and add some natural salt and black pepper to taste. DELICIOUS!