I know that a lot of people find them boring, but I honestly love big salad bowls. There are so many different things that you can add to them, the variations really are endless! Swap out the protein, change the healthy fat around, or just add a whole heap of different veggies to the bowl. Whatever you do or however you eat them, I find them absolutely delicious. Today, I thought that I’d share one of my favourite and most eaten salad bowls. Easy to put together, delicious and super healthy. Introducing my lentil salad bowl.
Crispy new potatoes, fried in lemon and a bit of thyme. They may sound plain, but these are anything but. These are something that I started making a few years ago, and quickly became a firm favourite of mine. It all started with a hatred for new potatoes; I find them dry, tasteless and pretty much horrible. But, there were some left over, and not a lot for dinner, so I started a little cooking experiment. Lightly covering them in lemon juice (one of my favourite flavours), and a sprig or two of fresh thyme. I fried them until golden and crispy, and really had no idea how they would turn out. The result, these delicious lemon fried potatoes. Don’t you just love it when you try something new and completely random, and it turns out perfectly? They make you make that delicious ‘mmmm…’ sound, which means ‘damn, that’s good!’.
Kale leaves, spiced butternut squash, sweet, juicy pomegranate seeds and who could forget the avocado? This warming winter salad is completely delicious and so satisfying. I know that in winter most people are craving big bowls of soup or something similar, but for me, it’s all about this salad.
I hate the perception that salads are boring, or should only be eaten in summer. I’ve found that this salad is best eaten warm. Warmed kale is completely delicious, and is my ultimate winter salad base. Although kale seems to hold the moisture from cooking quite well, so before being eaten, you need to ensure that you dry it as much as possible using some kitchen roll.
If you don’t know by now, I’m completely obsessed with salads. I have one at least once a day, and never, ever get bored of them. I think that peoples main let down is a lack of imagination. They think of salads and think of nothing but leaves. But that’s not the case. All you need to do is add in a few little extras and your bowl is completely transformed.
From grains, seeds, fruit, meat, and even some croutons or falafels. The additions to salads are endless, and the beauty of it is that you can add literally whatever you like. Fancy some cheese? Throw it in. Want some rice, why not? Some pomegranate seed cravings? Go for it. Every one of them can be different and can be customised based on mood and whatever you have to hand.