Salad

Warm Beef – Brown Lentil, beetroot & Spinach Salad

(Servings 4)

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups - Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup - Lentils (cooked cooled & rinsed) or you can use canned if time isn't on your side
  •  2 Medium beetroot whole - cut into quarters
  •  1 x 400-500g Beef - Quick pan fried
  •  2 Tbsp - Balsamic dressing
  •  Little Olive oil

Methods

  1. On a bowl, toss all ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Make the dressing (Balsamic & Olive Oil)  and mix this with the salad
  3. Serve with sliced beef strips on top.

Note: you can add other ingredients that you want or have at home.  I have added avocado and other times I've made it with roasted kumara & pumpkin.

This recipe is super easy when you need to have dinner on the table in 30mins.

Warm Thai Beef Salad

(Servings 4-6 plates)

Ingredients

  • 1 small packet Vermicelli (thin rice noodles / glass noodles)
  • 500 grams Beef
  • 1 grated Carrot
  • 1-2 stalks chopped Lemon Grass 
  • 1 bunch roughly chopped Fresh Mint 
  • ¼ diced Cucumber 
  • ¼ cup diced Red and yellow capsicum 

Methods

  1. For dressing, mix 2xTspn of each:
    • Sweet chilli
    • Lemon juice
    • Vinaigrette
    • Fish sauce
    • Coriander 
  2. Cover Vermicelli in boiling water & soak until all water is absorbed may need to add a little more if noodles dry out 
  3. Mix Capsicum, Mint, Carrot, Lemon Grass and Cucumber
  4. Mix Dressing ingredients together 
  5. Sear Beef to your liking 
  6. Toss Step 2 & 3 together then add the vermicelli and baby cos lettuce
  7. Serve then add seared beef on top  with a garnish of grated carrot 

Roast Beetroot, Kumara, and Spinach Salad

(Serves 4-6)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Gold Kumara
  • 1 medium Red Kumara
  • 2-3 medium Beetroot
  • 1 small (optional) Chorizo Sausage
  • 1/4 cup (optional)  Feta
  • 2-3 cups Baby Spinach

Methods

  1. Peel and dice the Kumaras and Beetroot
  2. Roast kumara and beetroot approximately 15-mins
  3. Let cool for 15-mins
  4. Dry pan-fry chorizo sausage.  Once done, dice them and add to roasted vegetables.
  5. Toss through baby spinach and sprinkle feta over the top.

This recipe is great on its' own or is great to compliment protein.