Monday, 8 October 2012

Day 4: Prawn, Asparagus and Avocado Salad

To clarify, I'm only doing the 'healthy thing' during the week... The weekends I'll still be building on my essential layer of winter fat. This weekend mainly consisted of melted cheese – a bit of cheddar, some parmesan and even a hunk of stilton – and mayonnaise, to accompany all manner of deep-fried-gorgeousness. Yikes. Back to the colourful stuff it is then.

Today's Recipe: Prawn, Asparagus and Avocado Salad.
Serves 4

200g prawns
125g asparagus tips
1 avocado, peeled, stoned and cubed
8 cherry tomatoes, seeds removed and cubed
10g coriander, chopped finely
1 red chilli, chopped finely – deseed if you prefer less heat
1 bag Food Doctor 'Easy Cereals, Pulses and Grains'
1 lime
3 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil

1. Put the asparagus into a bowl with 2 tbsp of water, cover with cling film and microwave for 3 minutes. Alternatively boil in salted water for 3 minutes or until tender. Leave to cool and slice into 2cm pieces.
2. Put the prawns, asparagus slices, avocado, tomato, coriander and chilli into a bowl and add the lime juice. Coat the salad ingredients to stop the avocado turning brown.
3. Add the bag of Food Doctor grains and the olive oil and mix thoroughly. Season to taste.

Another fairly filling one due to the grains but we all need our food to be hearty and comforting in winter. The chilli is good for warming the belly too.

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