Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Easy peasy citrus mint salad

So... remember yesterday, when I wrote that we would know about our house on Friday. Well, we found out yesterday and it is not looking good. In fact, it is not good, and we will still be key-less on Friday... half a year later. My very sweet in laws had actually come home yesterday with these 



Red currant plants. We currently have one along with blackberries, strawberries, and a raspberry plant all in pots. Hubs and I were going to celebrate being official homeowners by buying more plants. Is that actually strange? I feel like most people would go out to dinner rather than go plant shopping. But! These plants grow for about two ish years before giving fruit so I really wanted to get more for my future garden (if that happens). My in laws saw these at the store and got them for us, too. Very sweet, but we still aren't official home owners. 

We're still trying to stay positive about everything, but daaaang we are frustrated. At least, this set back gives me more time to come up with recipes like this: 

 Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Citrus salad by Welcome to Mommyhood #easyhealthyrecipes

A very simple citrus fruit salad. It was perfect for summer and the mint made it quite a refreshing treat! 

You see, I don't like cooking in the summer. We don't have air conditioners, so the last thing I want to do is get even warmer in front of the stove top, or worse yet, turn on the oven! I always have two requirements for breakfast recipes: they must be easy, and healthy, which this recipe most definitely is! 


Easy citrus mint salad

Ingredients

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 apple
  • 2 endive (chicory) 
  • 1/2 an orange
  • Juice of the other half of the orange
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 mint leaves (thinly sliced) 
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • Optional: 1/2 a green onion


 Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Citrus salad by Welcome to Mommyhood #easyhealthyrecipes


Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients except the onion, nuts, and fruit juices
  • Squeeze the lemon and orange juice into a bowl and mix
  • Pour the juice over the salad 
  • Add the nuts and onion 

I really, really loved this salad. Not only was it so easy to make, but I enjoyed the combination of the different textures from the chicory, apple, citrus fruits, and then the crunch of the nuts! And the Toddler? Adored it. Fruit with anything is always a win, so I was not at all surprised when he devoured his portion and then asked for more. 

 Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Citrus salad by Welcome to Mommyhood #easyhealthyrecipes

Soooo, given how we are yet again waiting for one of the three parties selling that house to sign something so we can officially own it, I think I'll be unwinding by coming up with more food to eat. 'Cuz ya know, then I can stuff my face with whatever I create then I can destress and stay healthy. More or less. I've been thinking some black bean and kale burgers sound particularly awesome. Oooh, or lime and mint cauliflower rice? Orrrrr some pineapple ice cream? Yea, I might as well just sleep in the kitchen, which is where I'm about to head off to as soon as I'm done here for yet another mug of coffee. Happy Thursday!

Questions

  • What do you like to eat for breakfast during the summer? 
  • What's your favourite ice cream flavor? 
  • How do you relax and take a break from stress? 

For more easy, healthy breakfast recipes, be sure to stop by my Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes page. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Yuliya