Take your salads to the next level. This healthy recipe includes courgette, aubergine, feta cheese and walnuts, topped off with some delicious Fragata stoneless marinated olives. Salad used to be a shortcut for a bit of lettuce, tomato and cucumber, but they’ve (thankfully) come a long way! Today, salads are full of possibilities - and this one makes the most of incorporating magnificent Mediterranean flavours. And it’s still deliciously quick and easy to make. By using Fragata olives that are already marinated (with oil and sundried tomato, and with olive oil, garlic and thyme) you get even more flavour, easily. A combination of textures is always a winner in salads. Here, soft and crumbly feta cheese meets crunchy walnuts, with smooth cannellini beans and the irresistible bite of Hojiblanca olives. It brings together so many fantastic elements of the Mediterranean diet, all in one dish! Griddled aubergines and courgettes taste delightful and, being lightly cooked, are bursting with nutrients. The walnuts, beans and feta are sources of protein, whilst olives are packed with healthy fats and antioxidants. Which all goes to make this simple salad a brilliant way to get a whole load of goodness on one plate. This is the kind of salad you can easily enjoy on its own, perhaps served with a side of warm pita bread too. It’s light to taste, yet the beans and walnuts ensure it’s filling too. Being so quick to prepare, it’s a brilliant option for an evening meal after a long day. Although you may want to make extra, and have a hearty salad full of Mediterranean flavours ready to go for lunch the following day.
Recipe by My Foodie Days