Pear, rocket and walnuts salad | Summer salads #5

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Our Summer Salads series is going very well! Here we are with the fifth episode and I really hope this series is giving you guys many ideas on how to add more fresh food to your daily meals. 🙂

On today’s video, you’ll learn another incredible combination: pear, rocket and walnuts. Plus, a delicious salad dressing that you can easily add to any other salad you make. Great, isn’t it? Two recipes in the same video!

This recipe serves two people, and in case you want a low carb version, just replace the pears with fresh strawberries. They work amazingly with this dressing. You can also use apples or figs, not as low carb as the strawberries, though.

Ingredients
  • Dressing
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) of olive oil
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • Salad
    • 60 grams of walnuts, halved
    • 1 just-ripe pear, sliced
    • 30 grams of parmesan, shaved
    • 60 grams of rocket leaves, washed
Directions
  1. Dressing
    1. In a small bowl add: olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.
    2. Stir everything until well combined and reserve.
  2. Salad
    1. Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat, add walnuts and cook for a few minutes until they start to turn golden brown. Transfer to a plate and give it some time until it cools down.
    2. In a large bowl, add the pears slices, parmesan cheese, rocket leaves, and the cooled walnuts.
    3. Pour in the dressing and toss everything enough to coat.
    4. It’s done! Serve immediately.

How to make: Salad dressing – 3 recipes #lowcarb

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Some people insist on saying that they don’t like salad because it is bland. Obviously I don’t agree with them. Salads are delicious and an awesome way to contribute with vital nutrients to a healthy body.

However, I do like to add an extra taste to my salads. That’s why, on today’s video, we will teach you how to give your salads a twist with these 3 delicious salad dressings: Avocado, Caesar, and Salsa Verde.

Ingredients
  • Avocado dressing
    • One ripe avocado
    • 4 tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon (or lime)
    • Salt to taste
  • Caesar dressing
    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon (or lime)
    • 2 tablespoons of shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1 small anchovy
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Salsa verde
    • 1/2 cup of flat-leaf parsley leaves
    • 1/2 cup of basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons of garlic
    • 1 teaspoon of capers, drained
    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • Juice from 1/2 lime (or lemon)
    • Salt to taste
Directions
  1. These directions will work for all 3 recipes.
  2. Add all ingredients (from each list of ingredients, of course) in a blender or food processor and blend until everything is well combined.
  3. And it’s done! Have them with a beautiful and fresh salad.