Summer is here and bright, sunny days (the rare ones that we have) are perfect for bright, colourful, delicious and refreshing summer salads. This post is in collaboration with Sainsburys, who want to inspire nation to be more creative with their vegetables after seeing a massive upturn in sales of vegetables.
Did you know that Avocado and asparagus are up over 100% each?
Sainsburys has teamed up with food artist Amber Locke, known as the Raw Vegan Blonde on Instagram, and whose work I have seen earlier in the year, to create some gorgeous summer salads.
She even popped up in a Sainsburys branch to show how vegetables can be cut and sliced in unique and attractive ways. This was known as the #VegButcher. The aim of this was to show that there is no limit in the way vegetables can be incorporated into meals.
I decided to have a go at creating my own and I have used all my favourite vegetables and fruit to try and create something colourful and very tasty.
With the help of a spiralizer and a sharp knife, I have cut the vegetables in different shapes to try and make the salad a little bit more interesting.
For my salad I used the following ingredients:
- Seeds of 1 Pomegranate
- 1 green apple
- 1 carrot
- Half a cucumber
- 4 radishes
- Handful chopped coriander
I used a spiralizer to spiralize the carrots and cucumber and used a knife for the apples and radish. I simply arranged it all in plate and then garnished with coriander.
There are no rules on how to do this – you can be as creative as you want and use any combination of fruit and vegetables you wish!
Whether you believe in the 5 a day rule or not, fruits and vegetables are so good for you and the nutrients, hydration and vitamins are essential in these warmer days.
Have you been discovered creative ways to spruce up your salads this summer? Why not have a go and share your attempt with the hashtag #VegButcher on Instagram.
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Sainsburys. The salad and pictures, as well as opinions are my own.