Before I went shopping yesterday I turned most of the salady things left in the drawer of the fridge into a choppy salad. Lots of you know that I do this as I've posted about it before on my other blog, but for anyone that doesn't it's simply a mix of pre-chopped salad vegetables ready to be used as a base for all sorts of meals.
We use it as it is with some lettuce for a basic salad to serve with meat, fish portions, pies or a slice of homemade quiche, I add it to cooked brown rice with a dollop of mayo for a rice salad, or the same with some cooked pasta for a pasta salad. I also take out a few tablespoonfuls and chop it a bit finer, add in some grated cheese and turn it into a really tasty sandwich filler.
It's a really good way to get more salad into yourself, all the prep is done in one fell swoop and it sits in the fridge quite happily for up to a week. If the salad is a bit wet I put a folded piece of kitchen roll on top of the veggies, put the lid back on and then sit the tub upside down in the fridge, the paper absorbs the excess moisture and helps keep the salad fresher for longer.
Today is a No Spend Day