This must be what the figure conscious celebs of LA eat. It’s super healthy, full of greens, lentils (canned for ease!), seeds and a deliciously tasty yoghurt dressing with cumin seeds. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and is guaranteed to make you feel virtuous. I couldn’t resist having some mozzarella on the side though…
The recipe is courtesy of Sainsbury’s magazine (supermarket magazines are the best place to find clever recipes in my opinion). Here are a few tips for super-charging salad, also courtesy of Sainsbury’s: ‘liven it up with flaked salmon or sliced chicken; bulk it out with drained, canned beans; add roasted tomatoes, courgettes or cooked grains such as quinoa or pearl barley, to create more interesting textures and flavours; sprinkle toasted seeds or nuts on top for added crunch’.
LA-style all green salad (serves 4)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 clove garlic, crushed
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
80g fat-free natural yoghurt
1 medium head broccoli, broken in to florets
250g asparagus, trimmed
410g tin green lentils
1 ripe avocado, chopped
40g seed mix
Make the dressing: combine the olive oil, cumin, garlic, lemon zest and juice and natural yoghurt. Set aside.
Steam/boil the broccoli until just tender, adding the asparagus for the final 2 minutes.
Toss together the salad leaves with the asparagus, broccoli, lentils and avocado. Divide between 4 plates and drizzle with the dressing and serve scattered with the seeds.
Recipe from Sainsbury’s magazine
6 thoughts on “LA-style all green salad (ready in 15 mins)”
LA-style all green salad look so healthy and delicious. Knowing that it serves and served just in 15 minutes. Must a try.
Thanks! Hope you like it : )
Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe. I had made it once before and then forgotten where I’d got it from. I’d be grateful if you could let me know which month the sainsbury’s magazine was as I like to have the calorific values they supply with their recipes and there were other recipes in that issue that appealed. Keep up the good work… love your choice of recipes.
Thanks Kath! I am afraid I don’t normally keep the recipes once I post them on my blog but expect this was a few years ago! Sorry not much help. Katie
Never mind, thanks for replying. Making your Mediterranean Fish Stew next! Kath.
Great! Hope you like it : )