2 courgettes / zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 head of romaine lettuce
4 oz. (100 g) arugula (rocket) lettuce
1⁄3 cup (80 ml) finely chopped chives or scallions (spring onions)
¾ cup (180 ml) walnuts or pecan nuts, chopped
6 teaspoons olive oil
¾ cup (200 ml) homemade mayonnaise
1 garlic clove
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon smoked chili powder, for example chipotle
*Be clever and make a double batch. The dressing goes great with other salads and as a cold sauce with meat or fish. It will keep at least 5 days in the refrigerator.'
This recipe idea with full instructions can be found here
It is interesting to note that some of the greenery in the above recipe is provided by using wild rocket which is sometimes known as Arugula. Now we all know that salad greens are healthy, and that most are very low in calories. However, did you know that not all give you a good dose of nutrients... well Arugula/ Rocket is one leafy green vegetable that stands out as a rich source of many vitamins and minerals.
Consider the difference between iceberg lettuce and arugula/rocket:
Arugula contains about eight times the calcium,
fives times the vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K,
four times the iron as the same amount of iceberg lettuce.
The choice is easy... start with arugula/rocket for a healthier salad!
If you would like a little more information about walnuts, use this link here
Many thanks for reading, and I hope you may enjoy this wonderful low carb green salad soon.