How long is a piece of string? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? If the chicken came first, why did it cross the road? If a tree falls in the forest, does it kill a rabbit? Is the rabbit Paleo?
To these and other similarly mind-altering questions, we must add the conundrum “what exactly goes into a serving of Saturday Salad?”
The answer is, enigmatically, “everything, and yet…nothing…”
As the name suggests, this salad is traditionally thrown together on a Saturday, usually as a quick-fix, low-cost lunch using whatever is to hand, and mostly as a light-ish meal used to keep hunger at bay prior to a somewhat heavier evening meal.
For example this very day I knocked out a Saturday Salad using a red pepper, radishes, tomatoes, celery, and lettuce, which was seasoned with black and cayenne peppers, and then dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. Nice and light, and with good reason – tonight I’m experimenting with a Paleo chicken Korma, as well as Paleo Naan.
- Use whatever you have in, or whatever’s available at no further from your counter-top than the nearest convenience store
- Leftovers are good
- Season and dress with whatever you’ve got, or can be bothered to do
- Go vegetarian for a simple, lighter option if your evening meal is likely to be a flavour explosion of a belly buster