Farmers capsicum salad (low-carb)

Hello guys! Do you have a farmers market near to your place? Is it only fruits&vegetables market or some other produce are sold there, such a dairy or grains? How often do you visit it? Or do you prefer supermarkets?

Not far from my place there is a small nice market where you can get fresh and seasonal vegetables and herbs from small local farms, plus few stands with olive oil and freshly-baked bread. Why do I like it?

I feel locally-grown vegetables taste better and I know they were grown without pesticide, preservatives and other food chemicals. A nice bonus for me as a food blogger – many vegetables look naturally attractive. Additionally, it is the open-air market, you can grub a freshly-baked pastry with a cuppa, sit on the grass and relax. Unfortunately, Dubai’s cold season is over and now the market is closed down for the summer.

I picked up these beautiful capsicums there, I have never seen purple peppers in supermarkets before and couldn’t resist to taste them. It’d be so pitied to lose its amazing color so I decided to keep them raw and prepared this simple and tasty salad. Do you know that capsicum contains more vitamin C compared to an orange? This salad is not only bright but also nutritious and healthy. As a bonus, it’s low in carbs so perfect to stay fit and if you’re on diet – to lose a little bit weight without hanger. Yum! 🙂

Farmers capsicum salad (low-carb)

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Ingredients 

  • 2 small or medium chicken breasts, boiled
  • 3 small cucumbers
  • 3 different color capsicums
  • 1 small red onion
  • some fresh parsley, chopped
  • Dressing: lemon juice, EV olive oil, freshly ground white pepper, a pinch of sea salt

 

  1. Boil chicken breasts in a pan with water. Cool completely and slice. The stock can be used for a soup or boil in it any grains, for example, pearl barley for this salad.
  2. Cut vegetables and mix with chicken and parsley in a large serving bowl. Pour over dressing.
  3. For the dressing combine all ingredients. I suggest to add more lemon juice and add less salt.

Enjoy and stay healthy!

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