Something fast for Monday. Lunch for us is a salad, soup or something small since we have our main meal together in the evening. One of my favourite salads is this simple & quick dish which only counts a few ingredients but everyone is a winner: lots of omega 3 healthy fats, vitamin D, potassium, folic acid, vitamin K, fibre… & the long list of nutrition credentials which spinach offers. And above all do I like the taste – a lot.
This is an easy option to take to the office, a picnic or anywhere, if you store it in a small cooling bag, spritz the avocado slices with a little lemon or lime juice to prevent it from oxidizing and keep the vinaigrette separate until you are going to eat lunch.
Superfood lunch salad
3 handful (baby) spinach
½ avocado, cut
3 small slices smoked wild salmon (MSC approved)
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 small shallot, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt & pepper
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon olive oil, this time I used golden rapeseed oil from Devon
crispbread, brown rice, spelt, Grünkern, grains & anything you have got leftover
Arrange all ingredients on a plate and make a vinaigrette whisking together mustard, salt & pepper and vinegar before adding the oil. Pour over the salad and enjoy with any bread or grains you’ll have.