After almost 6 weeks of cold winter weather in America, it’s actually been kind of nice to have a bit of a warm summer (which is a strong statement from me, because I’m definitely more of a winter person and struggle in Melbourne’s hot weather)!
With warm weather comes the opportunity to put together some quick, healthy meals – the produce we get here is pretty good, and doesn’t need much done to it to make it taste good. It’s also a good time to experiment with salads (things like the pomelo – not an every day ingredient, but I saw it at the market over the weekend and got all excited because I’d used pomelo in a cooking class in Thailand and loved it!), and even though this is crazy easy and really doesn’t require any cooking, I wanted to still put it out there so that people can see that:
a) healthy food doesn’t have to taste like crap
b) salads don’t have to be boring
I think they are both really common misperceptions, and they were certainly big reasons that a lot of my clients struggled with their diets and weight loss goals while I was working as a personal trainer. Anyway, summer salad, get around it!
Summer Prawn & Pomelo Noodle Salad
To make 2 serves, you’ll need…
– 1 bundle soba noodles, cooked as per directions on packet
– 1 carrot, peeled and grated
– 1 cup snow peas, blanched and halved
– 200g shrimp, cooked (I just fried mine lightly in a little cooking spray oil)
– half cup of pomelo segments
– 2-3 tsp sesame oil to pour over the top
– garnishes (if you wish): torn mint leaves, thinly sliced spring onion (green bits only) and toasted sesame seeds
Pretty easy – just throw it all into a bowl and enjoy!