Milk kefir is a delicious fermented drink made using living kefir grains and whole organic milk. It’s delicious, simple to make and has loads of nutritional benefits. I love the taste and like to use it in smoothies, salad dressings and my delicious kefir pancake recipe with berries on top.Read More
Three Easy Salad Recipes
I don’t make enough salads but when I do I really enjoy them! Here are three very easy salads to make at home and they all compliment each other perfectly. These are great as side dishes to a BBQ, Pizza or Greek style dinner night. I just love all the beautiful colours they create together. I’ve provided the recipes below, I haven’t added any specific quantities on some of the main ingredients as it’s always better in this case to tailor the desired quantity to your own tastes and diet requirements. If you wish you can watch the recipe video on Natural Living YouTube Channel with assembly instructions, click on the link below.
Please feel free to print out this page and keep as a reference.
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Now lets make healthy salad!
Pita Bread Salad
Pita Bread (cut into squares and lightly fried in olive oil)
Baby Gem Lettuce (chopped into square shaped bits)
Mint or Coriander (freshly chopped or other choice of herbs)
Red Wine Vinegar (about 2 tbsps)
2 tbsp olive oil (cold pressed & preferably organic)
Lemon Juice (about 1 lemon)
3 Tsps of Za’atar Herb Mix
Pomegranate Seeds (1 Pomegranate)
Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
Mix all the chopped and prepared ingredients together in a large bowl add the desired quantity of mixed dressing ingredients, season and serve with some additional herbs & perhaps a slice of lemon on the top to make it look all pretty.
Pomegranate Rice Salad
Pomegranate seeds (1 pomegranate)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Chopped Fresh Parsley or coriander
Sliced Red Chillies
Sliced Red Onion
Himalayan Pink Salt
Leave the rice to cool a little, then add in all the ingredients and season. Serve with the other salads.
Tomato and Olive Salad
Freshly chopped basil, coriander or some parsley
Sliced Red Onion
Chopped mixed olives
Lemon Juice (about 1/2-1 lemon)
Olive Oil (around 2-4tbsp)
Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Mix all the prepared ingredients together in a large bowl, add the seasonings and dressing ingredients to taste and serve with a sprinkle of additional herbs and extra olive oil if necessary.
Pink Himalayan salt…
…has many health benefits and you can even purchase it in larger supermarkets now. Personally I would recommend getting your own grinder and buying it in bulk as it can be over priced in places.
If you click on the image above it will take you to my favourite brand of pink salt. I’ve always used this brand and would recommend it. You can also use a cup of this salt in a hot steamy bath and enjoy the benefits of that. Here are a few links to several further studies and information relating to the healing and health benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt, some of which are referenced.
Za’atar Herb Mix
You might be wondering what the ingredient Zatar is?? Well…its a middle eastern inspired herb mix which you can buy in bulk already premixed. It’s awesome in salads, dressings, stews, bakes and once you have a batch it lasts a long time in the cupboard. I would recommend the Greenfield’s brand of Za’atar. It smells so delish! Click on the image for further details.