A salad bowl is such a simple meal: just stick loads of healthy things in a bowl together. However, I don’t eat this sort of thing often at uni, because it relies on having a large variety of ingredients in your fridge or cupboard. Having said that, most of these ingredients are cheap, and buying them once will give you lunches for a few days.
A salad bowl is, of course, healthy, but the one I made was filling too, full of protein. It’s so easy to customise with whatever you like or have available. Here’s what I made, and a few more ideas.
Ingredients I used
Mixed lettuce leaves
The crust end of a loaf of bread
A few cloves of garlic
Wensleydale and goat’s cheese
Ready-to-eat king prawns
Fresh raw peas
Sweet chilli sauce
A few more ideas
Rice (brown would work well)
Cold roast chicken or sausage slices
Other types of fruit or veg (halved grapes or tomatoes)
Other cheese, such as feta
Seeds (sesame, chia and poppy would work nicely scattered over the top)
Any sauce or salad dressing you like
Give the lettuce a rinse. Chop up your cheese, cucumber, avocado, nuts and garlic. Toast the nuts in a dry frying pan for few minutes. Then you can toast the breadcrumbs (just roughly tear up a slice of bread) and garlic, with a splash of olive oil.
Place all your salad items in a bowl, drizzle over mayo and sweet chilli sauce, plus a grind of black pepper, and tuck in!