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Build Your Own Salad Bowl

Posted: 3 January 2019

Serves 1 - (Each serving contains approx 330 kcal)

Build Your Own Salad Bowl
The Ingredients

50g crisp lettuce, (such as little Gem or Romaine)

50g soft lettuce (such as butterhead or watercress)

175g vegetables (such as tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, button mushrooms, radishes or fennel – or use a mixture)

150g Chicken, 200g Tuna (tinned), 300g Prawns or 2 tbsp hummus 1 tbsp vinaigrette salad dressing (15g – see recipe link in method)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


The Method

Wash and dry the two types of lettuce leaves and put into a salad bowl and season lightly with salt, if using and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Trim and thinly slice vegetables into bite-sized chunks, then add to the salad with the turkey or chicken or tuna or prawns or hummus. Drizzle over the vinaigrette salad dressing and toss lightly to coat before serving. Dressing: https://ot.rte.ie/recipes/vinaigrette-salad-dressing/

Prepare Ahead

Layer up the salad in a suitable airtight container or screw-topped jar and finish with your chosen protein (turkey, chicken, tuna, prawns or hummus), then have the salad dressing in a small pot to add just before serving. Bring along a fork to eat.