Power Salad
Healthy Zesty Power Salad – (vegetarian and vegan) Boost your heath levels with a power salad, packed full of nutrition and dressed in an exciting Asian inspired sauce. One portion of this and you easily get at least 2 of your 5 a day.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10-15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10-15minutes
  1. Salad Ingredients – 2 large carrots – peeled and stripped 1/3Chinese cabbage – shredded 1 apple – peeled, cored and stripped 1 yellow peppers – finely stripped 1 ripe avocado – peeled, stoned, quartered and sliced 9 x cherry tomatoes – halved Handful beanshoots Handful watercress  – torn in to small pieces Handful rocket leaves (optional) – Simply toss all the ingredients together along with the dressing from below. – Note – stripped = cut in to matchsticks / thin strips or simply grate or you could use a mandolin (watch your fingers!)
  2. Dressing – 1 x shallot – very finely diced or grated 1 cm fresh ginger – grated 1/2 clove garlic – crushed 1 tablespoon coriander leaf – chopped 1 heaped teaspoon tomato puree 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil (or sunflower) 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or try white wine) 1 tablespoon light soya sauce (or Tamari for Vegans) 1 tablespoon cold water 1/2 lime juice – Add all the ingredients to a clean jar and shake until well mixed, this dressing will last in the fridge for several days.
  3. Topping – Choose one or all – 2 teaspoons sesame seeds – toasted or plain 1 tablespoon coriander leaf – chopped 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts or cashews – crushed – Top your salad with a sprinkling of the above.
Recipe Notes

What’s what in this salad –

Carrots – full of carotene an antioxidant.

Cabbage – A good source of calcium.

Apples – will keep the doctor away full of fibre and vitamin C

Peppers – High in B vitamins.

Avocado – Contains healthy fats which can help lower cholesterol.

Tomatoes – Offer lycopene a cancer preventative.

Beanshoots – Give us A, B and C as well as being easily digested.

Watercress – Contain carotenoids which protect age related problems.