Superfood Leftovers Salad

Make double and store in two airtight containers ready for 2 weekday lunches. Chop and change this recipe to suit you — great for using up Fresh Start leftovers from the week!

Serves 1



1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

1½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon mustard (e.g. Dijon, wholegrain)

Pinch of chilli flakes or dash of chilli sauce (optional)

Superfood leftovers salad

½ cup cooked grains, cooked according to packet instructions (e.g. quinoa, brown rice, freekeh, buckwheat, bulgur, barley etc.)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, basil, chives, coriander)

2 tablespoons chopped nuts or whole seeds (e.g. almonds, walnuts, pecan nuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds etc.)

1 cup mixed raw salad vegetables, diced, sliced or grated (e.g. carrot, tomato, beetroot, cucumber, broccoli, capsicum, radish, cauliflower, spring onion, red onion etc.)

1 handful leafy greens, roughly chopped (e.g. kale, rocket, spinach, iceberg, mesclun, cos lettuce)

Toppings (choose one of the below)

2–3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

1–2 soft boiled eggs, peeled (see recipe)

60g cooked, shredded chicken (e.g. poached — see poached chicken recipe)

1 small can tuna in spring water, drained (about 90g)

50g smoked salmon

½ can salt and vinegar chickpeas (or use plain canned chickpeas, drained, about 2/3 cup) (see snack recipe[PB3] )


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Add all superfood leftovers salad ingredients and gently toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2. Top with one of the topping choices.

To serve, place salad onto a plate or into an airtight container for lunch on the go.

Nutritional Info — Feta (per serve) 
Energy (kJ): 1599
Energy (Cal): 383
Carbohydrate (g): 19.0
Protein (g): 16.0
Fat (g): 25.8
Saturated Fat (g): 7.5
Sugars (g): 4.6

Nutritional Info — Egg (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1608
Energy (Cal): 385
Carbohydrate (g): 19.0
Protein (g): 19.9
Fat (g): 24.3
Saturated Fat (g): 3.7
Sugars (g): 4.6

Nutritional Info — Chicken (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1606
Energy (Cal): 384
Carbohydrate (g): 14.2
Protein (g): 35.0
Fat (g): 19.7
Saturated Fat (g): 2.7
Sugars (g): 4.1

Nutritional Info — Tuna (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1639
Energy (Cal): 392
Carbohydrate (g): 18.5
Protein (g): 33.0
Fat (g): 19.4
Saturated Fat (g): 2.6
Sugars (g): 4.1

Nutritional Info — Salmon (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1716
Energy (Cal): 411
Carbohydrate (g): 18.5
Protein (g): 25.1
Fat (g): 24.9
Saturated Fat (g): 4.0
Sugars (g): 4.1

Nutritional Info — Chickpeas (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1655
Energy (Cal): 396
Carbohydrate (g): 32.0
Protein (g): 19.4
Fat (g): 20.3
Saturated Fat (g): 2.2
Sugars (g): 4.1

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