3 time-saving dinner ideas using salad pots

By TASTE, 12 February 2023

When you’re craving a hearty, balanced meal, salad pots are the way to go! These convenient ‘bowls’ of grains, proteins and veggies make excellent, time-saving lunches and loadshedding-approved suppers. Simply heat and serve or elevate these convenient meals with pastry, wraps and tortillas.

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If you're on the hunt for speedy, filling, veg-forward recipes and ideas, look no further than NEW Woolworths salad and vegetable pots. These small pots are ready to toss and serve, making them excellent for lazy evenings after work or when you don't have time to for elaborate and involved meals before loadshedding hits. Choose from Mexican-style chicken salad with a lime-and-coriander dressing; chicken, grain and rainbow slaw; Asian black rice and chicken salad with a slaw mix and pickled onion; and falafel, rocket and beetroot salad.

You can serve as is and eat straight from the packaging or try one of these quick recipes to switch things up.

1. Mexican chicken nacho salad

Cut a wrap into wedges, brush lightly with oil and sprinkle with sea salt, then place in an air-fryer at 180°C for 5–6 minutes until lightly golden and crispy. Top the homemade nachos with Mexican-style chicken salad and pink pickled onions.

Find the recipe for Mexican chicken nacho salad here.

2. Chicken-and-quinoa salad traybake wraps

Fill wraps with cheese and a jar of roasted peppers and bake at 180°C for 5–8 minutes. Once the cheese has melted, remove from the oven and stuff with Woolworths’ chicken, grain and rainbow slaw and serve with a yoghurt dressing.

Find the recipe for chicken-and-quinoa salad traybake wraps here

3. Asian salad tacos with a spicy mayo dip

Buy mini wraps or cut out smaller circles from large wraps, toast and stuff with Woolworths’ Asian black rice-and-chicken salad and serve with spicy mayo dip.

Find the recipe for Asian salad tacos here

PhotographySadiqah Assur-Ismail
Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire-Ellen van Rooyen

Woolworths offers an extensive range of ready-made sides and salads. Enjoy as a light meal or add colour and crunch to mains. Save time with NEW salad pots, simply heat and eat or toss and eat. They're a mix of hearty veg and grains, ready to enjoy for lunch or a light supper. These will definitely come in handy when loadshedding strikes!  

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