21st Century Salad Full Of Fantastic Flavours

Recipe and image courtesy of Pura Coconut Oil.

21st Century Salad Full 0f Fantastic Flavours. Fancy making up this 21st Century Salad recipe?

(Updated post. First published here 25th September 2017).

This up-to-the-minute salad is full of fantastic flavours and good-for-you ingredients, helping to take you towards your 10-a-day total for fruit and veg.

It’s great for vegans and vegetarians too!

21st Century Salad

How To Make A 21st Century Salad:

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2tbsp Pura Coconut Oil
  • 2 courgettes, sliced diagonally
  • 2 yellow peppers, deseeded and cut into large chunks
  • 100g bulghar wheat
  • 100g green beans, sliced
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g baby kale or young spinach leaves
  • 20g whole almonds
  • 20g pumpkin seeds


  • 3tbsp Pura Vegetable Oil
  • 2tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
21st Century Salad

How To Make:

  1. Heat a char-grill pan or the grill. Brush Pura Coconut Oil lightly over the slices of courgette and pieces of pepper. Char-grill or grill the vegetables, in batches if necessary, until just tender.
  2. At the same time cook the bulghar wheat in lightly salted boiling water for about 12 minutes, until tender, according to pack instructions. Lightly cook the green beans in simmering water for 3-4 minutes. Rinse both with cold water and drain thoroughly.
  3. Mix together the courgettes, peppers, bulghar wheat, green beans and cherry tomatoes. Share the baby kale or young spinach leaves between 4 serving bowls and spoon in the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle the almonds and pumpkin seeds on top.
  4. Make the dressing by mixing together the Pura Vegetable Oil with the cider vinegar, mustard and seasoning. Serve sprinkled over the salads.

Cook’s Tips:

  • For extra flavour, toast the almonds and pumpkin seeds in a dry frying pan over a high heat for 1-2 minutes, shaking the pan so that they toast evenly.
  • Try adding char-grilled asparagus to this recipe when it’s in season – just brush the spears with Pura Coconut Oil as before, and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
21st Century Salad

21st Century Salad Recipe and image courtesy of Pura Coconut Oil.

What do you think of this 21st Century Salad?

Fancy making some?

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Claire Justine
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Recipe and image courtesy of Pura Coconut Oil.


  1. 1 October 2018 / 19:08

    What a gorgeous, healthy, fresh and tasty salad, Claire! Pinning! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a great week ahead!

    • 2 October 2018 / 14:08

      Hi April. Thanks so much for the feature and hosting. I will hop over now 🙂

  2. 1 October 2018 / 16:02

    This is a delicious salad that will be great with any meal. Your photo’s are always amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

    • 2 October 2018 / 14:07

      Thanks for stopping by. Photo is c/o Pura Coconut Oil 🙂

  3. 26 September 2018 / 20:43

    This salad sounds so good and nutritious. Thank you for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

    • 27 September 2018 / 06:17

      Thanks for stopping by Amy 🙂

  4. welshmumofone
    26 September 2018 / 08:22

    I’m loving the look of this salad, and that dressing looks yummy and versatile too. #MMBC

    • 26 September 2018 / 15:28

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. mummabstylish
    25 September 2018 / 16:15

    Looking very enticing Claire. I’m dieting atm, and have had a few salads – this looks like one for me! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • 26 September 2018 / 15:27

      Thanks Jacqui. Hope you get t try it 🙂

  6. 25 September 2018 / 14:04


    The salad looks and sounds delicious! I love having salads often but I usually keep to a very simple bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. I’ll throw in anything else I have on hand but rarely do I buy something special. This recipe is awfully tempting, though. I’m gonna save it on the off chance I want to try it. 🙂

    • 26 September 2018 / 15:09

      Thanks Cathy. We love lettuce, tomato and onions and eat them quite often too 🙂

  7. The Charm of Home
    12 October 2017 / 00:17

    This is so delicious looking! I will feature this week at Home Sweet Home!

    • 25 October 2017 / 11:35

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂