Monday, 19 September 2016

Warm Vegetable Salad

Following the food demos by The Vegetable Butcher at selected stores this summer, Sainsbury’s are really flying the flag for vegetables right now, with so many new products on the shelves like black garlic and spiralised boodles, there are new things to try outside of the usual remit of carrots and potatoes.

I was asked by Sainsbury’s to put a vegetable salad idea together and using a bit of inspiration from a cook book I recently read – Nourishing Noodles, I decided to go down the spiralising route as I’m finding it quite an addictive cooking process!

Here’s my warm vegetable salad which I served with pasta to make it a fuller meal.  The photo here doesn’t do it as much justice as I had wanted it to, but hopefully its vivid, colourful appearance will entice you into trying this (or adapting it to your own preferences). 

It’s a nice dish that bears a few hallmarks of summer and offers an opportunity to enjoy delicious beetroots which are very much in season.


Warm Vegetable Salad

1 Courgette 
1 Beetroot
1 Sweet Ramino Pepper (thinly sliced)
100g of Spinach
1 tablespoon Milled Flaxseed
2 tablespoons of Anti-Pasti Vegetables (from Sainbury’s deli counter)
3-4 Artichoke chunks (jarred)
1 tomato (chopped into chunks)
A little oil for frying
Salt for seasoning


Peel the beetroot and spiralise it (or cut it into very thin strips) and put to one side.
Heat the oil in a frying pan, spiralise the courgette and place it in the frying pan.

Add the beetroot to the pan and stir-fry through until soft.
Add the pepper, anti-pasti, artichokes and spinach and stir-fry until soft.
Add the salt (and any other seasoning you wish).
In a separate pan, heat the tomato gently in a little oil until it breaks down and resembles a sauce.

Serve up the vegetables, pour the tomato sauce on top and sprinkle the milled flaxseed all over.



Disclosure:    I was reimbursed my expenses by Sainsbury's to create this dish. 
This post was written honestly without bias and I was not required to produce a positive review.  For further details of my PR policy, please see the Press, PR & Food Writing page of this website.  



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