I don’t know about you, but as soon as December arrives on the scene life gets pretty difficult. I crave all the sugary, sweet goodness that is on full display in every supermarket shop possible. Incorporating salad into your diet is a great way to stay healthy over the Christmas season and they are so easy and quick to make which means you can enjoy more of the fun, family activities rather then spending hours in front of healthy recipe books.
Confession: I was one of those people who thought salads was ‘boring’ until I went vegan and found a lovely array of things you can do with a bag of mixed leaves. Hopefully this post will inspire you to come up with some of your own variations too.
The first Winter Salad I came up with was something I have fell in love with. It is also really easy to prepare. I used half a bag of Florette Classic Crispy Salad, two Linda McCartney Sausages, a handful of cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce. Simply fry and chop the sausages, half the cherry tomatoes and throw the rest of the ingredients together and enjoy! It tastes delicious and well worth trying as an option to take for lunch.
The second salad I came up with was Orange and Walnut which is one that is completely different to me. I usually find salads to be savoury but adding the sweetness of an orange made it taste delicious. For this salad, I used half a bag of Florette Classic Crispy Salad, two oranges (one for the juice and one for chunks) and a half a bag of walnuts. I think it would be delicious with balsamic vinegar drizzled across the salad too.
The final salad idea I created was something a bit more feeling. This would be great for carb lovers that don’t want to go completely mad with leaves. I decided to use the Florette Classic Crispy Salad, pasta, sweetcorn and cucumber. I added a dairy free mayonnaise to give it some extra taste. If you wanted, you could add some vegan cheese to melt into the dish while the pasta is still warm. This is great salad to take to university or work for lunch.
The Florette Salad was provided free of charge in order for me to create these recipes however this does not effect my thoughts of the product and the brand themselves.