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Super Lime Pickled Salad Sub

I hope you are well and enjoy these Saturday Kitchen posts… 

Eating is a joy… Which is not something I would have said 8 years ago. 

I had what I would now consider a lousy relationship with food for a long time. I would get stressed if I went somewhere for food and didn’t know what I would be given to eat or what was on the menu. 

I would rather not eat than try something I wasn’t sure about. 

I was fussy.

In 2003 I decided the safest thing for me was to be vegetarian. My now ex-husband loved food, was adventurous, and always tried to get me to try things… Stress levels and discomfort were through the roof… 

To reduce this stress, I declared I was a veggie. I figured that veggies were less risky and I could get my brave pants on trying new veg. 

And so, until 2022, I didn’t eat meat at all.   

This newfound love for food has come through therapy, getting quiet with my body to listen to what it’s telling me I need. 

In listening, I am trying out new things…

Subs are not something I eat often… but when I do, I make an epic sub! (If anyone can share why they are subs and not sandwiches, I would be interested to know – I am trying to stay focused and not get distracted googling things)

If you follow me on social media, you will see me share some of my creations. 

Super Lime Pickled Salad Sub      Fiber Points 15+

The Bread

Sourdough bread (ideally but if not, then your fave bread, keeping in mind fiber points, rye, wholegrain, and seeds give it a bonus. And, check the ingredients list for items you don’t recognise and avoid!)

The Filling

A protein source of your choice (chickpeas, lentils, chicken, turkey, beef, tofu, etc)

Salad leaves of your choice (a mix gives your more points)

Onion (I like red onion or shallots for this)

Mini Cucumbers

Saurkraut (if you make your own, add different flavours, herbs etc to boost your fiber points)

Carrot Kraut (shredded carrots as an alternative)

Lime or Apple Cider Vinegar

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Garlic (optional)

Constructing Your Sub

Finely slice the onion and mini cucumber (I use the potato peeler for ease) and also the carrot if you don’t have carrot kraut), put them into a bowl, squeeze the juice of your lime or a tablespoon of vinegar over and drizzle a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over. Sit this to the side for the moment to let the pickling happen.

Crush a clove of garlic if you wish to use it and mix with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Open your bread and spread the garlic oil evenly (I do this instead of butter, but you could use butter if you prefer, but you don’t get fiber points for butter)

Get your salad leaves and start to build your bed of leaves

Add your kraut

Add your pickled salad

Add your protein

Add any other herbs or seeds you have

Et Voila your sub is built…. Enjoy!

Let me know what you put in yours.

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