First lunchbox

Hey everyone! First post ever!

That’s right, this is the first lunchbox ever brought to life in the Lettuce Lunch kitchen, and what a risk it was! You see, Amy has never been one for grapefruit. I love it. She hates it. It’s just one of those things. I assured her this was going to work; creamy avocado and earthy beetroot always are a fantastic way to keep the tartness of a blushing ruby-red in check.

With that in mind, I got to work and made this little box of goodness. Pairing it up with some healthy, neutral greens, I knew I had a hit on my hands. It turns out Amy agreed! I was pretty eager for her feedback and sure enough, she loved it. When I got the lunchbox back at the end of the day there was not a speck of grapefruit to be found! It had worked, the grapefruit was gone and Lettuce Lunch was born in earnest.

First lunch side view

I think the takeaway message here is you have to try this salad ha ha. It’s such a unique, colourful combination. I decided to go without dressing to let the vegetables do all the talking, but I think a little splash of balsamic could work too – beetroot and balsamic are best friends, after all! Pair it with your favourite dip and some crackers for a bit of body and heartiness, and you should have a healthy lunch on your hands in no time 🙂

  • Avocado, grapefruit, beetroot, broccolini, rocket, pine nuts and sesame seeds
  • Bagel crisps, sweet chilli cream cheese
  • Hummus, peas, chilli, cracked pepper