Not Rocket Science, just Rocket Leaves

We’ve all been there. You’re at lunch, all your colleagues are there, they tuck into their deliciously greasy-bland cantine food. You quietly slip out your plastic lunch box and fork. Taking off the lid, your heart sinks… The lettuce leaves haven’t gotten any more appetising. You begin to eat, shielding yourself with your left hand as your right, equipped with a fork, jabs desperately at the leaves.

At this stage, the attention of your colleagues has been drawn naturally towards your sad lunch box. They smirk around, whispers of “rabbit food” drift like smoke amongst them. It’s hilarious… “oh yeah” you laugh down at the lunch box as if you had no idea how this lettuce found it’s way into your container. “Pfft” you sniff in fake exasperation, eyes rolling upwards for effect. Feigning irritation towards that pesky Rabbit that is constantly slipping leaves into your lunch.You put away the “salad.”

Your healthy kick will start tomorrow… The cantine is calling.

If you can relate, this recipe is for you;

Here is my

“Actually Nice, Salad.”


What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 pear
  • 3 cherry tomato’s
  • rocket leaves (add as much as you want)
  • feta cheese – 2″ squared and crumbled
  • raisins (to taste)
  • 4 walnuts chopped roughly
  • chia seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • apple cider vinegar – for the dressing


This is a fridge cleaning, nutritionally dense salad that you can easily take/ add to as much as you want. It keeps you fuller for longer and has a refreshingly light taste. Perfect for any lunch.

I guarantee the only thing your friends will be doing when they see this salad, is taking food inspo pics for their own Instagram…

Enjoy! And let me know if you try it out 🙂

– Emma  LeanSixteen


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