Merry Mango Melange Salade

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delectable combination

red onion 1/2

fresh cilantro 4-5 stalks

blueberries 2 hand fulls

mango 1/2

Brussels sprouts( chopped) 4-5

tomato 1-2

1 clove of garlic

lime juice a few splashes

olive oil 2 tbls

white vinegar 2 table spoons

 

Wash and cut up the brussels sprouts into thin strips , toss in a bowl. Wash and chop up red onion, tomatoes and mango and add to the bowl.

remove the leaves from the cilantro , wash and chop.

In a separate bowl and the olive oil , vinegar and lime juice ( plus some salt to taste if desired.) mix and toss in the rest of the fruits and veg.

 

Ready to serve as a side or double up and enjoy yourself a nice big and refreshing  salad!

 

Chick pea & lentil salad ft. mint & cilantro

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Ingredients

1/4 of a small purple cabbage, chopped.

2 handfulls of spinach leaves chopped

1/3 of a cucumber chopped

1/2 of a yellow pepper

1 handful of cilantro roughly chopped

1-2 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup of dried chick peas

1/2 cup of dried lentils

lemon juice

grape seed oil ( or olive or safflower )

pinch of salt

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I started by hydrating the beans in my rice cooker… you can do the same in a pot of boiling water , i believe it just takes longer .

I tossed in a handful of lentils and chickpeas chopped in cilantro, garlic , mushrooms a dash of salt and  a sprig of mint.

Allowing the beans to cook takes a while, i made my bean mix yesterday and am finishing the salad today : )

whilst the beans are doing there thing… start chopping up your veggies.

I chopped in 1/4 of a small purple cabbage, 2 handfulls of spinach 1/3 of a cucumber and half a yellow pepper.

Mix the beans with the fresh chopped veggies  slowly splash in lemon juice and grape seed oil , to taste .

I like having crunchy vegetables in the dish since it adds to the fresh taste created by the mint!  but add in whatever you like!

And that’s basically it! a fresh crunchy, delicious and nutritious salad ! yum!