Lily Simpson, the Co-founder of The Detox Kitchen,delivers a detox diet direct to the customer’s doors. It is Lily’s way of getting deliciously healthy food to time poor Londoners!
With celebrity clients including Elle Macphearson, Daisy Lowe, Henry Holland, Jo Wood, Agyness Deyn, Jasmine Guinness, Little Boots and Tara Palmer Tomkinson, Lily is fast establishing herself as the go-to girl for deliciously interesting nutritious food.
Here she has created this dish of pan seared salmon fillet with celeriac mash, cherry tomatoes, avocado puree, pomegranate and almonds, using some of our favourite skin loving foods:
Salmon – rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
Dry, itchy skin could be a sign that you’re not getting enough of these essential fatty acids in your diet. Don’t just think fillets, explore recipes such as fish pie, fish stew, curry or even add to scrambled egg for a skin boosting breakfast.
Tomatoes – rich in Lycopene
This antioxidant (a carotenoid) may help to protect the skin against UV damage and improve its condition. In greatest abundance when tomatoes are cooked, it couldn’t be any easier to add this ingredient to your diet through pasta sauces, soups and stews.
Avocados – rich in vitamin E
As you may be aware we’re a bit bonkers for avocados at the detox kitchen! This antioxidant rich fruit is easily added to salads and makes a tasty treat when combined with olive oil, lime, chilli, coriander and chickpeas.
Nuts and seeds – rich in vitamin E, selenium, zinc
They provide a powerful skin friendly cocktail of nutrients. Try eating as a snack or adding to salads, yoghurt, cereal or porridge for a smoothing boost. Go easy though as they are high in calories!
Makes a skin loving feast for 4
Always on hand: Olive oil, lemons, salt and pepper!
1 x Celeriac
1 x avocado
2 x sprigs of mint
Small bunch of coriander
4 x salmon fillets
150g cherry tomatoes
100g x almonds
1 x pomegranate
Make the Celeriac Mash. Peel and chop the celeriac. Place in the oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes until soft. When cooked, place in a blender with lemon zest, olive oil and seasoning. Once combine, pass the mixture through a sieve to create a really smooth texture (if you don’t have time to do this, don’t worry, it will still taste delicious!)
Then make the Avocado Puree. Place the avocado, lemon juice, mint, coriander and a tsp. of olive oil in a blender. Blitz for a minute of two until everything is combined and smooth.
Now cook the Salmon: The best way to cook a salmon fillet is to place some olive oil in a frying pan, once it is nice and hot, add the salmon skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes until the salmon has almost completely changed colour to a litter pink on the outside, then flip with salmon, turn of the heat and allow the salmon to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
Now all you need to do is bring all the elements together. Slice the tomatoes in half and place on the plate with the avocado puree, almonds and pomegranate, then place the mash in the centre of the dish and pop the beautiful salmon on top. Garnish with some pretty micro herbs!
EAT. ENJOY. FEEL YOUR SKIN GETTING GLOWIER!