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Our version of a Cobb Salad - tuck in!

Homemade salad is good, let's face it. But salads are not boring, they are healthy (made properly) and there's a reason why many health bloggers, nutritionists and health advocates eat salad. They taste good, they are easy to make, they're filling and are packed full of fiber, nutrients, greens, veggies and healthy fats.

Salads can have a darker side too. Many fast food chain sell salads and often they are accompanied by unhealthy dressing an that's where it can go wrong. They often also lack protein and colour. Iceberg lettuce is not the most nutritional food after all.

So, here's a classic that we've made and fallen in love with.

Ingredients
1 cup of mixed salad leaves
1 baby gem, leaves separated (adds a crunch)
1-2 organic eggs, boiled and quartered
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
150g organic, free range chicken, cooked and sliced
100g cheese, cubed (I used organic Stilton)
1 avocado, destoned, peeled and sliced
3 bacon rashers, cooked and cut in large pieces

Salad dressing - this is a simple dressing that I use time and time again.
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (homemade)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
120ml olive oil
Salt and pepper

Make the dressing by adding all of the ingredients in a jam jar, give it a good shake and it's done. Assemble the salad, as shown but any other way will do. It won't affect the taste. Drizzle with some of the dressing and enjoy.

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Marie-Eve Maitland Marie-Eve (pronounced the French way and, yes, you guessed it, Henry's wife) is our kitchen and food-wiz and is behind our healthy recipes and also manages our twitter account (get in touch!).  Having graduated in dietetics in Canada, Marie-Eve is passionate about eating, discovering new foods and leading a healthy lifestyle to make sure she in tip-top shape to look after her little girl, Elodie. Marie-Eve loves cooking (of course), weight training, yoga, walking, matcha green tea and chocolate (amongst other things).

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