Emma

by Emma

I have frequently extolled the virtues of making salad interesting here on the blog. There is a wealth of salad recipes available that attest to this.

You might be surprised to know that commitment doesn’t fade when the darker nights draw in. Yep, I firmly believe a salad is for life not just for summer. That’s when you start introducing veg into your salads for a bit of winter warmth.

Today I have a delicious one that I served with a chestnut mushroom recipe, that I will be sharing very soon, and burgers. But you could serve this with just about anything – steak, chicken, tuna. You name it. Ladies and gents, I encourage you try this tasty Samphire, rocket and pea salad. I even there in some sweetcorn to add a little colour.

The recipe is adapted from The Detox Kitchen bible – a healthy cook book that I highly recommend!

ingredients
  • 115g samphire
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 1 small tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 200g rocket
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • A pinch of cracked black pepper
method

Wash the samphire thoroughly to make sure it isn’t too salty. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and then drop in the Samphire and cook for 7 minutes.

Add the peas and cook for a further two minutes, dropping the sweetcorn in for the last minute.

Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water.

Samphire, pea and sweetcorn salad, healthy recipe, via Year of the Yes

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the garlic and pumpkin seeds until lightly golden. Add the semaphore and peas and gently sauté for 2 minutes.

Samphire, pea and sweetcorn salad, healthy recipe, via Year of the Yes

Tip into a large salad bowl and mix through the rocket, lemon juice and pepper, then serve.

Samphire, pea and sweetcorn salad, healthy recipe, via Year of the Yes

Samphire, pea and sweetcorn salad, healthy recipe, via Year of the Yes

 

I had forgotten how much I love samphire before I had this, but it really does make a nice change from your bog-standard veg.

 

yes links

THE DETOX KITCHEN BIBLE

About the Author

Emma loves sunshine and flip flops, prosecco, chocolatey treats, things that sparkle, trips to the beach, reading and blogging.

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