Many may call this an 'LA-style all green salad' but whether you are in LA, London, Llandudno, Lugano, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Limerick, Lanark ... or your own town, if you like broccoli why not consider giving this a try. The recipe idea does suggest a tin of green lentils, which does 'up' the carb content *.
The recipes on this blog are only suggestions, and you may wish to amend them slightly to better suit your own individual requirements. If you are a diabetic and not sure of how certain foods may affect your blood sugar level ... test is best i.e. do use your meter.
... but on we go. This is a plate brimming with the best of summer veg, all topped off with a zesty dressing.
1 tbsp. olive oil
0.5 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic, crushed
Zest and juice of 1 washed lemon
80 g fat-free natural yogurt
1 medium head broccoli, broken into florets
250 g bunch asparagus, trimmed
200 g baby leaf watercress, spinach and rocket salad
410 g tin green lentils in water, drained and rinsed
1 ripe avocado peeled, de-stoned and chopped
40 g seed mix
1. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, garlic, lemon zest and juice and natural yogurt. Set aside.
2. Steam the broccoli over a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes, until just tender. Add the asparagus for the final 2 minutes.
3. Toss together the salad leaves with the asparagus, broccoli, lentils and avocado. Divide between 4 plates, drizzle with the dressing and serve scattered with the seed mix.
Each serving provides:
* 16.4g carbohydrate 8.5g fibre 15.5g protein 15.9g fat
From an original idea here
perhaps you may enjoy a taste of 'LA style all green salad' in a summer garden
image from google
image from google
For those readers in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope your summer is going well. For those who are once again experiencing very hot temperatures, do remember to stay hydrated ...
… thanks for reading.
All the best Jan
I like this take on a salad! We can't find watercress in the region we moved too. We used to make an amazing salad with it but no grocers carry it here! Unfortunately it sounds like a pain to attempt to grow at home.
Salad is a staple in this house. It's always a good choice when I know I should eat something but dont' want to cook or just don't feel really hungry at the moment. Never tried watercress so maybe I'll have to soon.
Miss Val's Creations said...
I like this take on a salad! We can't find watercress in the region we moved too. We used to make an amazing salad with it but no grocers carry it here! Unfortunately it sounds like a pain to attempt to grow at home
Hello Val, many thanks for your comment.
Sorry to read that you can't find any watercress where you are living.
If you should change your mind about growing some at home, you may find this post of interest
How To Grow Watercress
All the best Jan
Oh my, oh my THIS salad looks absolutely delicious!I love every thing in it. Thanks for sharing this yummy looking/sounding recipe.
Wishing you a Happy Wednesday!
Good idea to keep mentioning to keep hydrated, I had a bit of a spell today after working out in the yard.
I am big fan of cumin.
Coffee is on
Hi Jan, What a delicious green salad. This has all of our favorites in it.
Again, my hat off to you for this great salad!
Yum. And an easy one to vary depending on what is best/in season at the time.
I also like sliced red cabbage on a green salad like this one. Oh, so very good.
Jan - we are in the midst of a heat wave, and so this salad seems just the ticket! Thanks for your recent comments on my blog - they are truly appreciated!
That is green for sure! Just had green cauliflower and YES, in the high 30C today, summer is finally here!
Sounds like a delicious meal. I've got salad lined up for lunch today, it's too hot to cook! Valerie
here in small city of our's asparagus is not available dear Jan
but all other are
thank you for wonderful salad :) will help to keep cool in summer
A lovely light meal which is perfect for the warm days we're having now.
Yes ... a favourite of ours. Also with pumpkin and sesame seeds.
Sounds good and yummy!
Gosh, I love my salads. Looks delicious.
As you say a soup would go better for me now :) Thanks Jan
I might try this tonight if I get to the store for some broccoli. It looks yummy, and I am tired of all the "traditional style salads of lettuce, tomato, and the usual. Thanks for the recipe.
That is a very good one! Thanks
This sounds delicious and very unusual to me. Maybe I would use some pistachios instead of lentils. And this is certainly salad weather.
All those green sure look good.
This looks lovely, it's definitely salad weather here today! Take care, Sue x
The greens look perfect to me, but the asparagus has been gone for over three months where I live. Now it's all hot house asparagus that has very little taste and is stringy.
YuM!!! i need someone to cook for me!! and those flowers are gorgeous!!!
This is an informative post. Got a lot of info and details from here. Thank you for sharing this and looking forward to reading more of your post.
Fasting sugar level
love thius salad, looks yummy!!
That sounds good.
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