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Tomato, Cucumber & Radicchio Salad with Toasted Pinenuts

Cherry tomatoes and cucumber over a bed of radicchio, shallot and peppers with herbs and toasted pinenuts.

 

A great dish served dolloped with pesto or drizzled with balsamic dressing, served alongside a cheeseboard, simple protein or as part of a summer spread.

  • Serves4 - 6
  • Cooks in 0
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Low Carb

    Low-Carb recipes have a low carbohydrate count.  No sugar, no grains; no legumes, no starchy vegetables, no high sugar fruits or milk.

  • Plant Protein

    Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Vitamin E

    Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient that helps our body fight and prevent disease.  Vitamin E and supports healthy growth of skin, hair, brain, hormone and cellular functions

Ingredients

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  • 1 radicchio - fine slice
  • 1 shallot | red onion - thin slice
  • 1 yellow pepper - thin slice
  • 1 cucumber - thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes - cut in half
  • 1 tbsp vinegar - white balsamic | wine
  • pinch sea salt | dulse flakes
  • 2 tbsp toasted pinenuts

Method

 

 

Tomato, Cucumber & Radicchio Salad with Toasted Pinenuts

 

HOW TO TOAST PINENUTS
HEAT a frying pan until medium and add pinenuts, toast, stirring every 20secs until golden. Watch carefully; they will burn quickly. Remove from pan onto a plate to cool.

 

CUT radicchio in half, then quarters and finely slice. Scatter over the base of a serving platter. 

 

THINLY slice shallot | onion + yellow pepper + cucumber + basil and scatter over radicchio.

 

CUT cherry tomatoes in half and scatter over the platter.

 

SPRINKLE with vinegar and salt | dulse. SCATTER with toasted pinenuts.

 


Serving Ideas
with Basil Pesto or Honey Mustard Dressing
add hard-boiled eggs or smoked fish.
with Grilled Zucchini & Cumin Scented Blackbean Salad
with Green Bean & Pesto Pasta Salad
with Grilled Mushrooms or a simple protein
something creamy that is not mayo; try this whipped preserved lemon cucumber tahini sauce.

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

SWAP & ADD vegetables like carrots, radishes, pattypan squash, snap peas, kohlrabi, spring onions.

 

SWAP BASIL use chives, parsley, opal basil, mint, nasturtium flowers, marjoram or oregano.

 

ADD nuts, seeds, olives, feta cheese, baby mozzarella sliced in half.

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