I like nothing better than going out for breakfast, lunch or dinner or any meal in-between! I love spending that time with family or friends over yummy food and catching up on everything that's been happening in their lives.
This week I have been spoilt for choice with culinary outings with friends and the hubster, but it was my lunch the other day that had me in the kitchen. I had enjoyed the most delicious spinach salad with lamb it was so tasty - but when I came home and I was still ravenous ... seriously folks I don't understand why eateries can charge you next to nothing for a big bowl of crap, but charge through the roof for the healthier option?
Anyways, I couldn't wait to make myself a much larger serve the next day!!!
Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing
A few big handfuls of baby spinach
Roasted sweet potato or pumpkin - warm or cold
1/4 - 1/2 an avocado
A few sun dried tomatoes sliced
Handful of nuts (walnuts and almonds both work well)
Shaved parmesan cheese
Shredded chicken / lamb / beef etc - whatever you might have around (optional)
The juice of one really big lemon - our tree is full of massive lemons at the moment!
Rice Bran Oil couple of tablespoons - depending on how much lemon juice you have
Good shake of preferred seasoning (I used Trocamare Herbs and Vegetables)
Garlic* I didn't put in, but would probably add a grated clove next time for a bit more bite
Whisk lemon juice and oil together in a bowl and then season to taste.
In a large mixing bowl gently toss all the ingredients together including desired amount of dressing. Plate up and enjoy. Even better with company!