Salad-ideas

Cranberry, Kale Salad With Prosciutto And Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re looking for a light, summery salad this spring, you can’t go past Jamie Fleming’s kale salad with prosciutto, pumpkin seeds and cranberry balsamic vinaigrette recipe. Of course, kale is a popular superfood among the health concious, but it’s also super versatile and tastes delicious when sauteed with a dash of butter, garlic and white wine, as in this dish.

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Ingredients

20g butter

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 bunch kale, stemmed and torn roughly

50ml white wine

40ml olive oil

30ml balsamic vinegar

30ml Ocean Spray low sugar cranberry juice

100g prosciutto, thinly sliced

50g Ocean Spray craisins dried cranberries, chopped

40g Parmesan cheese, shaved

30g pumpkin seeds

Salt and pepper, to season

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Method

  1. In a large frying pan, lightly brown butter and garlic.
  2. Toss kale into pan and allow to fry briefly. Deglaze pan with white wine, allowing it to cook out until all the wine has evaporated.
  3. Remove from heat and place kale onto a large serving platter.
  4. For the vinaigrette, whisk oil, vinegar and cranberry juice together. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Dress kale with vinaigrette while still warm.
  6. To serve, add prosciutto, craisins dried cranberries, parmesan and pumpkin seeds to kale and toss lightly.
September 8, 2015

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

If you haven’t tried haloumi before, then you’re just about to love it. This versatile cheese can be grilled, fried and baked to create a multitude of main meals and snacks that taste amazing. We’ve compiled a few of our favourite haloumi dishes below for extra inspiration!

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Fig and haloumi canapés

Start by making these delicious canapés made with grilled figs, fresh haloumi, mint and drizzled honey over the top.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Avocado, pumpkin and haloumi quinoa

A serving of healthy quinoa is the perfect way to balance out this lunch or dinner meal. Serve with a few slices of avocado for extra flavour, yum!

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Beetroot and haloumi sliders with chilli jam

These mini sliders are a delicious slider to serve with fruity cocktails at home. Lightly toast the bread bunch for extra crunch and serve with fresh arugula.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Baked haloumi cheese rolls

Simply fill your filo pastry with fresh haloumi, twist and bake until golden brown. So quick and easy!

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Haloumi and watermelon salad

Try this easy summer salad idea which combines the best of sweet and savoury produce. Serve with fresh red cherries, juicy watermelon and grilled cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Zucchini and haloumi fritters

Try these delicious haloumi fritters with fresh zucchini for a healthy meal at any time of the day.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Vegetable stack

For a healthy meal sans-carbohydrates, try this yummy vegetable stack which is completely grilled. Add some hummus into the base for extra flavour.

7 Healthy Haloumi Snack Ideas

Images via Tomayto Tomahto, Nadia Lim, Olive Magazine, Alessandra Zecchini, JLD Web, Gourmet Traveller, Gluten-Free Goddess

August 3, 2015

5 Healthy Green Salad Ideas

Who said healthy salads had to taste boring and lifeless? If you’re looking for a light meal for dinner or lunch, try the following green salads for a tasty and filling option. Use them as inspiration for future meals, or add some tasty fruits and vegetables to make them your own.

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Arugula salad with grapes and black pepper vinaigrette

This salad makes for the perfect late afternoon snack since it’s packed with vegetables, a touch of spice and some juicy grapes to fill-up on.

5 Healthy Green Salad Ideas

Roasted chickpea bowl with cherry tomatoes

For more of a textured dish, roast a handful of chickpeas and toss some crumbled feta over the top. Finish off with some sliced vegetables and fresh Spanish onion to taste.

5 Healthy Green Salad Ideas

Broad bean, mint and ricotta salad

Try and incorporate some broad beans into your salad to give it some extra body for dinner. Our favourite is this one featuring tasty ricotta and mint for that super-fresh taste.

5 Healthy Green Salad Ideas

Sweet and spicy cucumber noodle salad

Take it one step further by baking your very own cucumber noodles with the help of a spiralizer. Don’t forget to add some other vegetables and sweet fruits to make this salad one-of-a-kind.

5 Healthy Green Salad Ideas

Herbed quinoa garden salad

Finish off with a tasty quinoa salad; an ideal dish if you want to keep it light and fresh. Add some textured lettuce to make it super healthy and crunchy!

5 Healthy Green Salad Ideas

Images via Top With Cinnamon, Sassy Kitchen, She Knows, Pinch of Yum

July 26, 2015