Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lunch Tuesday 10 July - Spinach & Bacon Salad and Pea, Mint & Quark Soup

Spinach & "Bacon" Salad
1 clove garlic, crushed
juice ½ lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
20 g Manuka honey

100g Santini tomatoes
4 spring onions
small handful fresh basil
½ pack Quorn "bacon" strips
100g fresh spinach leaves
Make a dressing of the garlic, lemon juice, oil & honey. Season with salt & plenty of fresh black pepper.

Add the spring onions, basil & tomatoes to the dressing and combine. pile to spinach leaves in a serving bowl, add the tomato & dressing mixture and garnish with the Quorn "bacon".

Chilled Pea Soup with Mint Quark
100g mange tout
80g petit pois
400ml vegetable stock
1 clove garlic
handful fresh mint
125g quark

Cover the, garlic, mange tout and petit pois with vegetable stock and simmer until tender. Allow to cool.

Whizz the cooked peas in a blender or with a hand blender. Add the mint & quark and blend again.

Serve chilled with a sprig of fresh mint

Makes 1 Serving
Nutrition Data per serving
Calories (kcal) 174.6
Carbohydrate (g) 16.7
Protein (g) 24.3
Fat (g) 1.3
Fibre (g) 4.8

Nutrition Data for meal (soup & Salad)
Calories (kcal) 482.1
Carbohydrate (g) 41.8
Protein (g) 37.4
Fat (g) 18.8
Fibre (g) 12.4

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