Cape Town
30 May – 1 June 2025
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC 2)

Johannesburg
26 July – 28 July 2024
Kyalami International Convention Centre

UCOOK
Chef Cola’s healthy, quick-to-prepare salad

Chef Cola’s healthy, quick-to-prepare salad

One of her favourite recipes - and delicious to eat - is her healthy, quick-to-prepare salad.
“The rule when making salads is to work with the freshest ingredients as possible. The power ingredient that stands out in this salad is beetroot, as it adds a nice sweet balance to the dish. Beetroot is also rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C and an excellent source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium, so it really is a wonderful ingredient to include in your diet.”
Course Salad, starter

Ingredients
  

  • ½ head of lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cucumber, julienned
  • 1 cup of beetroot, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the lettuce, carrot, tomatoes, onion and cucumber and toss to mix together.
  • In a heated pan add a knob of butter and then gently fry the thinly sliced beetroot (about 10 mins), adding the salt and dried mixed herbs before setting aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, add to the salad bowl and mix all ingredients together.Serve with dressing of your choice or enjoy as is.

Video

Keywords African Vegan on a Budget, Chef Cola, easy salad, healthy salad recipe, Nicola Kagoro, quick salad, Vegan Chef Africa, vegan salad

Recipes we’re loving:

Coconut Broth with Chickpea Falafels and Noodles

Coconut Broth with Chickpea Falafels and Noodles

Chad January’s Coconut Broth with Chickpea Falafels, Noodles, and wilted greens is a cozy and inviting dish. It includes a flavourful red curry coconut broth filled with vegetables, chickpeas, and noodles. Absolutely delightful!

Basic Vegetable Broth

Basic Vegetable Broth

Chad January’s vegetable broth is crafted using caramelised vegetables, producing a flavourful 2-litre broth.

Avocado, basil and lemon pasta

Avocado, basil and lemon pasta

Here’s something fresh, quick, and delicious! Avocado, basil, and lemon pasta. Recipe with thanks to @aliyasvibrantlife from the 2023 Plant Powered Show.

Vegan Malva Pudding with Almond Ice-cream

Vegan Malva Pudding with Almond Ice-cream

If you are looking for something sweet and decadent, try this delicious ‘Vegan Malva Pudding & Almond Ice Cream’ recipe by The Plant Powered Show / SA Chefs competition Finalist 2022: Palesa Mokhafola

Lentil Cottage Pie

Lentil Cottage Pie

This dish from Rea-The Cooking Dietician is rich, saucy, and packed with flavour, as well as protein and fibre, making it a great substitute for traditional meat dishes. Not to mention the creamy and fluffy mashed potato topping, pure heaven! Give this dish a try for any occasion and you’re sure to feel satisfied and energised.