I’m so excited about my lunch today! In my bid to eat healthier I thought I’d make it fun and have bought myself a bento box to house my venture into gourmet salads…
I was a little over excited whilst making it so have a slightly vague recipe but basically it includes:
1 tin of red kidney beans
1/2 tin of sweetcorn
1/2 a cucumber diced
1 red pepper thinly sliced
1 1/2 spring onions
A good handful of watercress ripped by hand
Another good handful of rocket ripped by hand
A light dash salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil
Poured a little on the salad just to bring it together a little and poured the rest in the little vinaigrette pot I reused from my M&S salad at lunch yesterday.
Grilled halloumi cut into triangles (I love Halloumi! and was so excited that I could pull out my George Foreman an Grill it myself)
Grilled ciabatta bread cut in triangles
Cherry Tomatoes sliced (and put into a measuring spoon. Perfectly sized to hold it and stop it turning my bread to mush)
Sprigs of watercress
Raisins and sultanas
Honestly I’ve been stopping myself from gulfing it down since about 10am. Especially the halloumi.
I think I’ve discovered my inner epicure as I’m loving the colour combos, varying textures and creative potential of these new lunches. Plus I seem to be getting quite excited over thoughts of juicy red beetroot, bright orange shredded carrots and nutty Quinoa… What will I do next I wonder!