With all the meals that I make in my house, sometimes when it comes to cooking for myself I just cannot be bothered. Can’t be bothered slicing, dicing or cleaning up. But I still want something healthy and nourishing to eat. This salad is a life saver when I am starving and time and energy poor. The base is Coles Kale Coleslaw – yes, that’s right – kale coleslaw from Coles supermarkets. It is shredded kale, carrot, cabbage, broccoli and beetroot. That’s it. I ditch the dressing that comes with the bag as it is full of all sorts of stuff I don’t want in a dressing. From there it’s pretty simple. I put some coleslaw mix in a bowl, add fresh herbs, avocado and a zingy dressing, then top its all of with a fried egg and pepitas as a smattering of black sesame seeds. If I have a chilli in my fridge I slice that up too. If you want to be clever about this, you can keep a jar of dressing in the fridge along with chopped up herbs and then just assemble everything as the egg is frying. I like to fry my eggs in coconut oil as they get super crispy. I just add the pepitas into the frying pan for the last minute or so.
There are lots of variations to this salad. if you don’t have a fry pan handy, canned tuna or roast chicken work really well. Or for vegans, extra avo, nuts and seeds make this super satisfying.
Five Minute Salad
A large handful of Coles kale coleslaw
a small handful of chopped herbs – coriander, parsley or mint
1tspn coconut oil
a small handful of pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
half an avocado, cubed
1 tspn black sesame seeds
2 tspn dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of half a lemon
a pinch of Maldon salt
1 tspn maple syrup
1 tbspn white balsamic vinegar
Place coleslaw in bowl. Add herbs.
Place dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
Drizzle over some dressing (you won’t need it all) and toss to combine. Add avocado.
Heat coconut oil in a non stick fry pan. Fry the egg until done to your liking, adding the pepitas to the pan for the last minute or so of cooking.
Place the fried egg on top of the salad. Scatter over pepitas and black sesame seeds.