Warm Winter Salad
I don’t know about you but winter comes and all I feel like is warm wholesome soups which is a tick but also pasta. Most the time women think of pasta as a treat food as we have the perception it goes straight to our tummies, bums and thighs. While white processed pasta should be kept as a treat meal, there are so many delicious wholesome pastas on the market these days that can positively fuel your body and assist with your health, fitness and weight loss goals.
My favourites are spelt pasta, quinoa pasta, black bean pasta, kelp noodles, zucchini noodles/ pasta and buckwheat pasta which I used in this recipe.
My clients this week have started a 4 week Get Fit Challenge beginning by kick starting their metabolisms following ‘Your Holistic Metabolism’ 14 day program. Today they transitioned into stage 2 of the nutritional program. This meal is perfect to include as one of the lunches or dinners in stage 2 for those of you also following the program at home or to include post the 14 days.
This Warm Winter Salad is so quick and simple and is full of nutrition and has metabolism boosting properties.
3 cups buckwheat pasta (or pasta of choice)
4 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
2 fillets of fresh salmon grilled or alternately you can use smoked salmon
Approximately 10x cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
3 tbs macadamia oil
Himalayan salt & pepper to taste
Super simple my loves. Just cook the pasta as per required according to the type of pasta you are using in a saucepan, then drain the water. Toss through the spinach, oil, salt & pepper while leaving the saucepan on a very low heat. Once the spinach has slightly softened, add the parsley and salmon pieces.
Serve into bowls and enjoy warm!