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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Recipe: Salmon salad

I'm not kidding, detoxing for nine weeks is not an easy task!  The hardest part is eating out, and this is something I've discovered I do A LOT and I simply refuse to STOP.  It does make you feel like an outsider and you also feel a little awkward around the people your with, as you don't want to be a pain but you don't want to compromise what your trying to achieve.

You can therefore imagine my excitement when I do find something to eat on the menu that ticks every single box for me.  My delight came on my recent visit to Selfridges, from their in-house French restaurant Aubaine. On their menu was no ordinary salad, they had a Supersalad - which provided me with lots of the things I need to include into my daily diet  (Priced very reasonably at £9).

Aubaine's food, service and restaurant was fantastic, a must for any of you on your next visit to Selfridges.  You can check out their website here.


So inspired by this salad, I decided to make a little extra effort the following day for lunch and create my own - I was very happy with it and it looked and tasted fabulous.  Yes it took a little longer to make than just "chucking" it all into a bowl, but I really enjoyed eating it too! So here's what I did and hopefully you might have a go yourself.




Ingredients:

  • Fillet of Salmon (Place on foil that has been greased lightly with olive oil, add a couple of slices of lemons, sprinkle of thyme and then add a few drops of either milk or white wine - wrap the foil so that you make a parcel place in a hot oven for 15-20 mins - be careful when opening as lots of steam will come out!)
  • Butternut Squash (Cut up a single portion into small dices cubes - place in a hot oven with olive oil and roast for approx 20-25 mins)
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Cherry tomatoes - slice in two
  • Cucumber - chopped
  • Sugarsnap peas - chopped
  • Sweetcorn - (I used tinned - just a few spoonfuls)
  • Pomegranates (I underestimated how much time it takes to get them out!  Allow a good 15 mins in your timings, but they add a real freshness to the salad)
Mix together in a bowl and drizzle a small amount of good quality extra virgin olive oil and balsalmic vinegar.


Enjoy x





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