2 September 2015

The Easy 5-Minute Sweet Green Salad

"Sweet" isn't the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the word " green salad", but it is indeed possible to have sweet lettuce-filled goodness. I love all types of salads, from Greek salad, avocado salads, fruit salads and everything in between. I'm a lazy person, so taking the time out of my day to make a salad is something I do rarely. However, I found shortcuts to making green salads, with the help of Florette salad packs*. 

If you don't already know, Florette is a salad brand that helps us lazy people by creating bags of "feelgood" salads from which, we quickly create our own dishes. My mum has been a lover of these packs, and often comes home with several different types. Anyways, Florette challenged my creativity and offered me a voucher to use on a salad package of my choice, to create a Summer Salad...you know....something unique. I was up for the task, as I had limited creativity when it came to salad-making. I wanted to make something sweet. Yes, sweet. And I ended up with this... 

It took a total of 5 minutes to put this all together, and it tasted absolutely delicious! 

Here's what I used:

For the green salad: 

  • 1 Bag of Florette Mixed Salad 
  • 1 Green Apple 
  • Sweet Corn 
  • 1/2 Sliced Red Pepper 
  •  Lemon juice 

For The Dressing 

  • 1 Avocado 
  • pinch of salt and pepper 
  • 1/2 onion, diced 
  • 1 tbsp dill 
  • 1 tbsp parsley 
  • 1 cup greek yogurt 
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon 

Just blend all the ingredients for the dressing together and that's it! 

Mix all the ingredients for the salad together, tossing it in a bowl and top with the ranch dressing. 

It's unbelievably quick and easy to make this sweet green salad. The apple, sweet corn and pepper give the salad the sweetness, which compliments the lettuce very well. The hint of lemon adds a bit of acidity and the ranch dressing balances out the sweetness with a bit of saltiness. 

Perfect For Uni... 

As I am off to uni soon, I will be making this salad as much as I can! The Florette salad bags are affordable and you get a generous amount, which I like. I want to eat as healthily as possible, without breaking the bank, and without mummy forcing vegetables onto my plate every day, it may be a challenging task. However, Florette have recently launched a 5 Day Healthy Eating Meal Plan as part of their Feel Good Features. It's complete with 3 meal recipes a day, for Monday to Friday! And the best part? Free. Yep. Free. My favourite 4 letter word, after food. 

I'm going to print out the meal plan in time for moving into uni, so that I'll have it by my side when it's needed! Hopefully this meal plan and my sweet salad won't get boring, otherwise I'll have to come up with something new haha! 

Download your Free Florette 5 Day Meal Plan here

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you will try out this easy 5 minute sweet salad! 

I want to try out new salads! What's your favourite salad? Or do you not like salad?? 

Until next time!


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