If you are looking for some lunch salad ideas that will leave you feeling satisfied and full, look to my new favourite: chicory salad with chia seed dressing. I’ve been trying to add more healthly eating into my weekly meal routine, this salad is one of my lunch repertoire, simple 30-minute meal that taste delicious.
Prepare 25 minutes
Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main
100g fresh podded peas/or frozen are also fun
250g pack chicory
½ cucumber thinly sliced
1 medium tomatoe
2 ripe avocados
finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp extra virgine olive oil
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp light honey
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- Blanch the peas in a large pan of boiling water for 1 minute, then refresh under cold running water. Drain well and set aside.
- Trim the chicory and separate the leaves. Using a mandolin or sharp knife thinly slice cucumber and tomatoe. Halve the avocados and remove the stones and skin. Cut the flesh into slices.
- In a bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, honey and mustard together until thick, then add chia seeds and some seasoning. Gently toss all of the vegetables in the dressing and serve immediate
- If you wish you can add some fresh herbs, I personally love thyme so I sprinkled some over my salad 😉
And that’s it!