Home Working Ploughman's Lunch

Salads are not only good to look at, but they're full goodness for that home working bod of yours. By adding a nutty wholewheat bread your salad turns the table and becomes a perfect and quick healthy home working dinner or lunch.

This traditional Gloucester And Worcester Ploughman's Salad is ideal for both winter and summer because it can be served warm or cold. Even better, you can twist and turn it into your very own start-up-business-dash-lunch by tossing in your own bits and pieces. For example, who ever said sliced, spicy chicken can't be in a Ploughmans?

Just look at the colourful mix of fresh, salad leaves topped with grilled cheese (try sliced or grated if you are rushed off your feet and have to get onto the phone with a new client), Ploughman's pickle and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Now, I'm neither a pickle or worchestershire sauce fan, but this salad is easily adapted to your needs. Dig in the fridge and find your own favourite pickle or in my case chutney. I have a delish mango chutney which is more like a pickle than a gooey chutney and a tomato relish which goes equally well under or over the grilled or grated cheese.

For that quick break in your home business day or if you're going healthy for dinner, explore your own ideas with your own likes and preferences to make this salad a healthy meal.

Try this healthy home working ploughmans lunch or dinner

Preparation time: 10 minutes;

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

3 slices: Granary bread or try our Coconut Bread
3 tbsp: ploughman's pickle
75 g: Double Gloucester cheese dash of
Worcestershire sauce
1 (130g): bag Bistro salad leaves

1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
Dressing: 2 tbsp: olive oil
1 tbsp: cider vinegar
A dash more Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of caster sugar

 

Method

Toast the bread on both sides under a medium grill. Divide the pickle between the slices and top with the cheese. Cook under the grill for about 1 minute until the cheese has melted. Use a knife to spread the cheese to the edges of the bread - this will stop the crust burning.

Sprinkle over the Worcestershire sauce and grill for a further 2mins. Whilst this happens, whisk all the dressing ingredients together.

Empty the leaves into a large bowl, add the pears and the dressing and toss lightly together. Divide between 4 plates and top each salad with the cheese croutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Calories: 482Kcals; Saturated fat: 9.9g;
Protein: 16.5g; Fibre: 4.7g;
Carbohydrate: 49.2g Salt: 1.91g
Fat: 25.7g;

Stomp through our Healthy Snacking when you next need a healthy snack fix ...

Or take a tour around our Home Working Dinners for easy to prepare healthy dinners after a long and exciting day making your business start up take flight.

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