To me, Salad means Summer. It means healthy eating. It's a side of healthiness to accompany an otherwise hearty meal.
But it doesn't have to be.
A Salad can be enjoyed as a nutritious, hearty but healthy meal every single day of the year (...except Christmas of course!!)
Florette Salad have joined forces with Harry Eastwood's cookery book 'A Salad for all Seasons' to show how Salad can be eaten all year round.
Harry's book is split into seasonal sections; exciting, vibrant recipes for Spring & Summer, and hearty, nourishing options for Autumn & Winter.
It's great for when you don't have much time to cook, a Salad is the perfect fast food, just throw in the leftovers from the fridge and you have a fresh, delicious, healthy meal in just a few minutes!!
The book is super easy to follow, with gorgeous pictures, calorie info and easy swaps and tips!
So, it's Winter.
Let's make a stilton, pear and walnut salad.
Harry describes it as a 'leftovers salad' so it's perfect for after Christmas when you're sick of the sight of turkey and you've eaten your body weight in pudding and chocolates!!
In the book she titles it as a Stilton and Apple Salad, with a tip of swapping for pears, which I've done.
It took me just minutes to make, just toss some dark mixed leaves into a dressing of honey, olive oil and salt & pepper then crumble some stilton cheese before adding walnuts and slices or cubes of pear. Simple.
It was actually really yummy. I was worried it wouldn't be very filling but it was a really quick and easy lunch that was really delicious. The cheese and pear made it really tasty.
The crunchiness of the walnuts, combined with the sharpness of the cheese and sweetness of the pear make the recipe really exciting compared with the usual boring Salads I'm used to. I could definitely get used to eating more Salads throughout the year.
What do you think?
Do you eat Salad's all year round?
What are your favourite recipes?