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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

You WILL make friends with these salads!

Are you sick and tired of eating the same old veggies in the same way every day? Although salad is a healthy option for our weekly lunches, let's be honest—they can get old pretty quickly. We've got some good news though—we're going to save you from the boring salad slump! From being a little more creative in the kitchen, to knowing what to put on your grocery list, you'll be whipping up awesome salads that'll have you holding out for lunch time. Breathe new life into your salad with these easy tweaks!

Creamy Zucchini Noodles with Avocado

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The 3 main players in this salad game are zucchini, avocado and tomato. By thinly slicing the zucchini into noodles, you’ve got yourself a fibrous base for a delectable lunch. You can also have them raw or slightly cooked, depending on your preference. What’s more, this dish tastes better after a few hours in the fridge, making it perfect for work lunch! Full recipe here.


Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

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This simple salad is really easy to make, only consisting of 4 ingredients. Whether you like to make your own pesto, or prefer to use a pre-made mixture, you can make this salad as fresh as you like. The chickpeas and tomato are a match made in heaven, as they combine different flavours and textures. Garnished with as much or as little cheese as you like, this salad will be your new go-to lunch. Experiment with other cheese and herbs if you like! Here’s the full recipe.


Sprout Salad

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For a really simple fix with mild, crunchy flavours, give this masterpiece of greenery a whirl. Incorporating a mixture of sprouts with thinly sliced celery, cucumber and herbs, this salad goes well with Asian-inspired dressings. Perfect as a standalone meal or served as a side with teriyaki chicken or beef, this versatile salad is a winner at any time of day. Give it a try tonight, you can find the recipe here.


Crumbed Pork and Apple Salad

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For when you’re feeling a little more indulgent, this salad is sure to satisfy those sweet cravings. This takes a while to prepare, but it’ll be worthwhile, we promise! This moorish salad is a meal in itself, adding a twist on the classic pork and apple combo. Using Panko breadcrumbs enhances the crunchy textures that this salad is all about, and you’ll be surprised how well the mild mustard dressing brings the whole dish together. An excellent dinner party serving suggestion, check out the recipe here.


Don’t want to do the cooking tonight or looking for a great place for a work outing? Check out these Newcastle restaurants.


Scratchleys on the Wharf

Being one of the region’s most iconic and popular restaurants, Scratchley’s on the Wharf is a great place for lunch or dinner, any day of the week. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood or a sizzling steak, the premier chefs at Scratchleys on the Wharf are ready to make your order. Situated right on the Hunter River, this restaurant combines great food, friendly service and an exceptional view to create the best dining experience possible for its patrons. Come in today for a delicious lunch!
Where: 200 Wharf Rd Newcastle NSW


Le Passe Temps

For a taste of France in Newcastle, you can’t go past Le Pass Temps. Serving sumptuous French dishes in an extravagant 1920’s setting, this restaurant will have your eyes and tastebuds spellbound. If you want a post-work cocktail fix, take a seat at Le Passe Temp’s lounge bar and take in the atmosphere with your friends. Whether you choose to indulge in French champagne, or your favourite local brew—the friendly team will have you well attended to. Drop by today and discover for yourself why Le Passe Temps is one of Newcastle’s favourites!
Where: 73-75 Hunter St Newcastle NSW


Want a smoothie to go with your salad? Check out these easy smoothie recipes you’ll love!


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