I get that Nando’s didn’t specifically have me in mind when they decided to launch a summer menu and to be honest, even if it was, I probably wouldn’t go there any more than my usually one-or-twice every three months.
I’m all for eating lighter, non-stodgy foods in the summer, but Nando’s has come to the conclusion that heat equals salad, going by their new menu. Not usually what one frequents a chicken restaurant for.
First ups is a watermelon and feta cheese salad, that’s described as “a mouth-watering combination of chargrilled slices of watermelon and pickled watermelon chunks served on a bed of baby spinach with black olives, cucumber and a generous sprinkling of feta.”
Why have they got both raw and cooked watermelon in the same dish and going by that picture, the helping of feta is anything but generous.
Next up is their exciting new house salad, “which features cos lettuce tossed with crunchy cucumber and mixed baby plum tomatoes, topped with olives and mixed chargrilled peppers.”
The there’s ‘Grains and Greens’ which comes as both a side and a main. This one just looks like some spinach, cucumber, long-stem broccoli and seeds in a bowl.
Nando’s suggest that if you want some meat, you should order a chicken breast or two chicken thighs with your salad, presumably not included in the initial price.
Just another eight pounds or so. Sure. It’s not like salads are stupidly expensive on their own.
Sweet potato and butternut squash chunks with spinach and feta sounds nice though, and that’s on the menu. Aren’t butternut squashes quite autumnal/wintery vegetables? Am I being an idiot?
“Saucy Spinach” rounds off the new additions, describes as “baby spinach cooked in a spicy tomato and coconut sauce with chickpeas”.
The Nando’s summer is available right now!
Images via Nando’s
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