Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans
A refreshing salad, to which I added the beans for nutritious value. The flower in the picture isn't there just being pretty, it's a fennel flower, and amazingly delicious! So if you have fennel flowering in the garden, sprinkle it over your salads or other dishes :-)
This salad is also oil free, salt free & gluten free, but if you're hungry or just feel like some added healthy fats, add some avocado, either in pieces or mixed with the lemon juice. If you're afraid witlof is too bitter for you, then add raisins or banana, apple or pear - any fruit will do great!
Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
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You need
  • 150gr witlof (witloof, chicory)
  • 2 tbsp black beans
  • 1 nectarine, nice and ripe (about 150gr)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fennel leaves, or dried fennel
To do
  1. thinly slice the witlof, mix in lemon juice and fennel leaves
  2. drain the beans, cut up the nectarine and stir both through the witlof
  3. if you have fennel flowers, eat them too!

 

 

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans

Stir Fried Watermelon & Fennel Salad w Avo Apple Dressing

Stirfried Watermelon & Fennel Salad w Avo Apple Dressing
This is a delicious half warm, half cold salad with a hint of sweetness. Stir fried watermelon tastes amazing. The teaspoon of coconut oil I would not omit, as it gives a subtle creamy flavour to the melon. You can have this as a main (one bowl per person) or make smaller portions for entrée :-)
Cuisine: Vegan
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1-2
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You need
  • about 375gr watermelon (weight with skin on)
  • about 125 gr fennel
  • a few coriander sprigs
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tbsp apple cordial
  • pepper & Himalayan rock salt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 calendula flower (optional - we have them in the garden)
To do
  1. cube watermelon, melt coconut oil, place watermelon in skillet, grind some pepper on top and add a small sprinkle of salt
  2. stir fry watermelon for about 6-7 minutes, the colours will become more orange and intense, gorgeous!
  3. slice the fennel thinly, discard bottom end, mix with the leaves of the coriander
  4. cut the avocado very finely, then mash together with the apple cordial, add a bit of pepper and a smidge of salt. Add a tbsp of water if needed to make thinner
  5. mix half of the dressing through the fennel
  6. serve next to each other or with watermelon on top, pour the rest of the dressing on the salad, and top with the optional flower (or pull the leaves off and sprinkle on top)

 

Stirfried Watermelon & Fennel Salad w Avo Apple dressing

Stirfried Watermelon & Fennel Salad w Avo Apple dressing

Raw Green Veggies Soup w Semi Dried Tomatoes

 

Raw Green Veggies Soup w Semi Dried Tomatoes

Raw Green Veggies Soup w Semi Dried Tomatoes

Just veggies and all raw :-)

You need:

2 hands of fresh coriander
1 large spring onion
2 hands of spinach leaves
120gr fennel
1 hand of snow pea sprouts
1/3 cup coconut milk
120gr cucumber
1.5 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Bragg liquid aminos
2 tsp mild curry powder
semi dried tomatoes, chopped and rehydrated a little, as much as you like

To do:

– rehydrate the tomatoes if you like
– add everything except for the tomatoes to your blender and blend till smooth
– if you like it slightly warmed, either run for longer in your blender or place in dehydrator at 46C for 2 hours
– serve and top with tomatoes and some sprouts