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Healthy Dinner Recipe #6

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At the moment, and I don’t really know why, I’m obsessed with putting fruit into my salads. It all started after I made the Lean in 15 Tuna Steak with Salsa recipe, which includes mango in the bean salad. I really, really didn’t want to add the mango as I always thought fruit and salad didn’t go, but it tasted amazing and, since then, I’ve added fruit to everything. Pomegranate, strawberries, mango, it all gets thrown in and it tastes GOOD.

The picture above is another of my favourite go to dishes at the moment, and the great thing is that the meat, tzatziki and hummus can all be replaced with anything you want.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 pack of thick cut ham
  • 2 dessert spoons of reduced fat hummus
  • 1 dessert spoon tzatziki
  • 1 mango
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 dessert spoon feta cheese
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • Handful of cucumber (cut into chunks)
  • 1 pepper
  • Half a bag of rocket
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (try and get the different coloured ones)
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Equipment:

  • Cutting Board
  • Plate
  • Saucepan
  • Big Salad Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Sharp Knife
  • Dessert Spoon

Method:

  1. First things first, get all your ingredients and equipment out to make life/ cooking easy. Preheat your grill to the hottest temperature
  2. Cut up your ingredients. The tomatoes and peppers need to go under the grill as they take the longest, and the kidney beans need to be chucked into a saucepan and placed on the hob- no need to turn the hob on yet. Set your time to grill your tomatoes/ peppers for about 15 minutes
  3. Get your salad bowl and throw in your rocket. Cut up your cucumber, mango and strawberries into bite size chunks and add. Mix it all around
  4. When you’re got 10 minutes left on your tomatoes/ peppers, turn your kidney beans onto a medium heat and let them cook
  5. In a separate bowl, combine your oil and vinegar, and then pour into your big salad bowl. It’s better to mix these ingredients together so the dressing isn’t separate when you add it to the salad, I think it avoids having a really oily piece of salad or a very tart vinegary piece of feta, stir so every bit of salad is covered in dressing, and leave
  6. Once your kidney beans are cooked, drain and add to the salad, mixing well. The heat from the kidney beans will help bring everything together and also makes the flavours a bit richer – I think it makes it taste a lot better having a bit of warmth
  7. In a bowl, place your salad in, then add the peppers and tomatoes, the ham (or whatever meat you’ve used), a dessert spoon of hummus and 1/2 a dessertspoon of tzatziki, sprinkle on your feta and it’s ready to eat

It’s such an easy salad, but it tastes amazing and also looks incredible. As mentioned above, I’ve made this with ham, but if you’re veggie you can get rid and add a pitta bread instead, or swap it to chicken or even some cous cous – whatever you fancy.

Thanks for reading,

S x

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