Carrot and Blood Orange Herby Salad

Carrot and Blood Orange Herby Salad


This simple salad just came together in a ‘what have I got in the fridge moment?’ for a quick lunch before rushing out on the school run.. but being the complete sucker I am for beautiful colours, I couldn’t not take a photo.. and it turned out such delicious flavour combination, I couldn’t not share it with you.

Did you know blood oranges contain up to 40% more vitamin C than regular oranges? They also get there colour from the antioxidant flavenoid pigment, Anthocyanin, which enhances the action of vitamin C in the body, these nutrients are very supportive the integrity of blood vessels ..among so many other wonderful benefits.

Carrot and Blood Orange Herby Salad


Ingredients (rough quantities)

Makes one large or 2 side portions

  • 1 medium grated carrot
  • 1/4 fennel bulb thinly sliced
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 spring onion
  • small handful coriander
  • few sprigs of mint
  • 1 Tbs hemp seeds (deshelled)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • pinch of good quality salt

Method: simply grate and slice and chop all ingredients and combine. I used half the orange to squeeze over and half to slice up.

We are moving swiftly into salad season for me.. I virtually live on them in the Spring and Summer, So I’m sure I will popping my head in with a few more of this sort of thing in the near future.

Have a wonderful rest of your week x

 

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