3 Delicious Salads That Boost Your Immunity

Cold and Flu season is a nightmare every year, however the added threat of the COVID-19 Coronavirus this year  means it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your family. 

Many of us are wondering what other precautions we can take to prevent the onset of a dreaded virus or infection. It’s common knowledge by now that diet plays a crucial role in our overall health and ability to ward off viruses. Increasing our intake of fresh fruit and veg is a sure way to give yourself the best chance at fighting off viruses and infection!

Here at Hillview Farms we are passionate about providing our customers with the best quality, chemical-free produce that is conveniently delivered straight to your door. Fueling your body for success has never been easier!

Give yourself the best chance to thrive this flu season with these top immunity-boosting salads: 

Sweet Potato Tex-Mex Salad

Get 4 out of your 5-a-day with this hearty salad. Packed with fibre, folate and Vitamin C, this is a salad that will have you coming back for seconds! 

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 600g sweet potatoes, cut into even chunks
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 250g tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small pack coriander, roughly chopped
  • Juice 1 lime

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Zesty Salmon With Roasted Beets & Spinach

This zesty and fresh salmon salad is great at boosting your immunity with its high sources of iron, Vitamin C and calcium. 

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 small fresh beetroots
  • 1½ tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, lightly crushed
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 2½ small oranges, zest of 1 and juice of half
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1 avocado, thickly sliced

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Hot-Smoked Salmon, Lentil & Pomegranate Salad

You’d never guess how easy this salad is to create! Minimal-effort, minimal-mess, no-cook but full of flavour! 

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped tarragon
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 140g hot-smoked salmon
  • 20g pack parsley, leaves picked
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • Toasted pitta bread, to serve

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Spruce up your week with these delicious, nutritious and immunity-boosting salads now with the help of Hillview Farms Cold & Flu Immunity Booster Box

Recipes from BBC Good Food