When you just can’t be bothered to cook, yet desperately need something nourishing, this rainbow salad will definitely do the trick. It’s a firm Palace favourite because it’s fuss-free with plenty of nutritional kudos on account of the raw veg. The hummus and the cottage cheese provide that little bit of luxury. In fact, it’s a great way to get friends and family who dismiss salads as ‘rabbit food’ to reconsider and dig in.
The wow factor comes from keeping the ingredients separate (arrange them on the plate, rainbow-style), picking and choosing each mouthful, then dressing with plenty of hummus or cottage cheese.
Give this bowl of goodness a try!
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You will need
1 fresh beetroot, peeled and grated
1 medium carrot, peeled and shaved into ribbons
1 small cucumber, cut into matchsticks
100 g cherry tomatoes, halved
80 g wild rocket
2-3 heaped tbsp chunky, full fat cottage cheese
2-3 heaped tbsp Pesto Princess Hummus
Small handful of caper berries (or capers)
Lemon wedges, to serve
2 slices of seed loaf, to serve
1. Assemble this bright and easy salad by placing equal amounts of beetroot, carrot, cucumber, tomato and rocket into a bowl.
2. Top with chunky cottage cheese and hummus and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sliced seed loaf and a few caper berries.
Photography by Michelle Parkin.
Meghan Werner’s Choice
Theonista Pomegranate and Rooibos Kombucha
Theonista kombucha is brewed and bottled by hand in Woodstock with 100% natural ingredients. Made from top quality tea and botanical blends, all flavouring comes from pure fruit and root extracts without added sugar, preservatives or colourants.
Looks like A vibrant crimson elixir.
Smells like Red berries and apple.
Tastes like A semi-sweet cider with a refreshing palate-cleansing acidity and invigorating natural effervescence