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.
Sweet Potato Cakes
Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite vegetables. They’re sweet, wholesome and taste completely delicious. I have them roasted pretty much every week, (it’s super quick and easy, you can find the recipe here) and always make sure that I have some sweet potato mash in the fridge, ready to liven up a salad. But I’ve been looking to do something different with them. I love them; but when you have a dollop of mash, or a few roasted fries every day, it can get a bit boring. That’s when I got the idea to make these sweet potato cakes.
Warming Winter Kale Salad
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.