Rainbow Salad (serves 2)

I just love salads.  The issue is knowing what is high in Vitamin K and what is not.  Here is a Rainbow salad full of colours.  We try to eat as much of the rainbow as we can and this one is great as a booster for my VItamin K.  The Vitamin K booster in this recipe comes from the pea shoots at 160mcg per serving for them alone, surprisingly the lettuce only gives 19mcg in comparison. 

I like them if my INR is too high in my Therapeutic Range or if I fancy a small prosecco and they give that 'I am eating healthy natural taste' to the meal.  You can have this as a light meal, a colour boosting snack or as a side salad.  If you dont want too  much Vitamin K, cut out the pea shoots. 


Values per serving

Vitamin K (mcg)       168

Protein (g)                 3.74

Calories (kcal)           90

Fat (g)                         7.5

chicken curry food recipe

To make you will need

3 tomatoes (differing colours if possible)

1/2 medium onion

1 baby gem lettuce

1 courgette

1 tsp capers

25g pea shoots

1tbsp cider vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste



  • Cut the tomatoes in wedges
  • Peel the onions, cut them in half and slice
  • Peel the courgett to the middle core with a potato peeler
  • Break apart the gem lettuce and place on the bottom of the plate
  • Lay the courgette ribbons on top of the lettuce
  • Sprinkle on the tomatoes, capers, onions and pea shoots
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and cider vinegar (optional)
  • Serve immediately.