This is a great family friendly salad you can knock up in big batches and have in the fridge for a quick nutritious lunch throughout the week.
Arlo normally has sandwiches at lunchtime, but i’m trying shake things up in his diet a bit, plus I want to avoid eating too much bread myself at the moment so this is ideal. Unlike Sam the leaf-muncher, If I gave Arlo a salad with lettuce in he wouldn’t touch it, but new potatoes and green beans he will trough down.
I nabbed the recipe from BBC Good Food March, and I was particularly delighted with the oil-free dressing that’s very simply lemon juice, mustard and honey.
You could substitute the ham for tinned tuna, get some olives in there, parma ham – whatever you’ve got knocking about in the fridge really. I roasted a chicken this weekend, so will be building the scraps from that into this week’s version.
Cooked new potatoes and beans are a great platform to build a salad on – mixing and matching to you and your children’s tastes.
I’ve scattered mine with munchy seeds – so good for you but have a very nice tasty coating on them which makes them perfect as a salad sprinkler. The kids really like them too.
What do you knock up for lunch during the week that works for you and your little ones?