Day 5 - Seasonal Pear & Rocket Salad
Day 5 - Absolutely delicious: Pear & Rocket Salad. 100% Seasonal. Brimming with Nutrients.
Salads may be considered summer food, but actually you can easily make a fresh winter salad which will do your guts a world of good.
2 large handfuls of rocket salad, 1 pear (cored and thinly sliced), 2 tsp olive oil, juice of ½ lemon, 30g parmesan cheese shavings, freshly ground black pepper. Combine the pear and rocket in a salad mixing bowl. Dress with olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan shavings. Grind some pepper to taste.
Very much a seasonal vegetable, Rocket is a bitter food, which stimulates digestive juices and thus overall well being. If eaten before or with meals, it can help digestion and reduce bloating and that “full” feeling. Pears are also seasonal, and contain natural fibres and sugars that support your digestion and feed the beneficial bacteria which make up your immune system. Essential for winter protection. Lemon contains essential Vitamin C, olive oil is a great source of energy and anti-microbial, further supporting digestive health.
This yummy salad goes well with fresh bread, meat, cheese and a glass of wine.
Recipe in “Bread Revolution, Rise up & Bake” by Duncan Glendinning and Patrick Ryan.
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