Liven up your salad the easy way!

September 17, 2014

When you hear the word salad what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Rabbits? Summer? Healthy eating?

What if I said winter? A warm, hearty salad dish?

A lot of people associate the word salad with summer. On a hot summers day I, like many other people enjoy tucking into a tasty salad. I mean I wouldn’t want to eat a bowl of hot soup on a sunny day would I!

A salad is the perfect dish to eat laying on the grass whilst basking in the great British sunshine! Add in a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and I’m in heaven!

Salads don’t just have to be for summer though.

I’ve been looking online at Florette salad recipes and with Christmas coming up I’ve found a great salad dish to make the most of all the left over turkey!

Grilled turkey breast and clementine salad. You could even add a dash of cranberry sauce! What’s more most of the dishes on the website only take a short time to prepare.

After reading all these recipes online I’ve come up with my own winter warmer salad.

All you need is some chicken or turkey breast, a bag of Florette Duo Lambs Lettuce and Wild Rocket, arborio risotto rice, 750ml vegetable stock, one garlic clove, smoked bacon, parmesan cheese and a dressing of your choice – I’ve chosen a balsamic vinegar dressing.

Simply empty the contents of your salad bag into a mixing bowl and stir in the balasamic vinegar dressing. Put to one side.

Cook the bacon. Don’t worry about it going cold! You won’t even notice when you add all the ingredients together!

Cook your risotto rice according to the instructions on the packet and add your vegetable stock a little at a time.

Crush the  garlic clove and mix in with the risotto.

Once cooked set the risotto aside and gently warm your chicken or turkey up under the grill for a few seconds.

Add the bacon, risotto and chicken/turkey to your bowl of salad. Drizzle with your chosen dressing and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


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