wobbly tip 6

Despite still craving chocolate pudding on a daily basis and longing to buy a bag of hot chips and dip them in gravy, I’ve been relishing eating healthier foods. I’m a sucker for a good salad. Not the boring garden variety, I’m talking ones with a bit of grunt, ones that easily stand alone as a meal. I’ve also found the fresher the foods I eat, the less I crave meat. I’m not sure why this is the case, but I’m more inclined to search out the veggie option. I’d rather have one amazing steak from a premium butcher, once every couple of weeks and savour it.

When I eat a big carb laden, fatty meal now (which hasn’t been often) I feel bloated and unsatisfied. So, instead, I’ve been seeking out great salad recipes. I like to eat fresh. Here’s one of my new favourites:

Roast Beetroot, Preserved Lemon Labneh and Green Leaves Salad

Roast a bunch of beetroot (no need to peel, just cut in cubes), drizzled with olive oil, a sprinkling of sea salt, ground pepper and fresh herbs (like marjoram and thyme) in the oven at about 180 degrees for around 40minutes.




Once cooled, add the beetroot to a bowl of rocket or kale or spinach or a mix of all three. Squeeze some lemon on it and add a palm full of labneh (we buy some that’s in a container with preserved lemon oil). Add some of the labneh’s preserving oil as the dressing.



Throw on a  small handful of roasted almonds or other nuts. Then mix. There should be enough for a couple of people.


When eating it you must make  sounds like mmmmm and aaaaaahhh and oooooohhh yum.

I love this salad. Just don’t be alarmed if your wee goes a shade of pink or your poo looks red. Beetroot is good shit!

Have you got any other great salad recipes for me? I’m on the lookout for some new ones.

bigwords x