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Simple Green Salad

Simple Green Salad

Simple Green Salad

Serves: varies

Preparation: 10-12 minutes

Cooking: none



Choose at least one from the following groups:

  • Watercress, red and green lettuce, baby spinach
  • Cos lettuce, iceberg lettuce, rocket
  • Mint, basil, parsley, thyme
  • Spring onion, red onion, cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, carrots, avocado
  • Croutons, feta cheese, pine nuts, mixed nuts or seeds


Salad Dressing

6 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
¼ teaspoon crushed garlic
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
Cracked black pepper



Wash and dry the leaves. Use a salad spinner if you have one otherwise gently dry them in some paper towels

Pick herb leaves off their stalks

Prepare vegetables by either finely slicing or peeling

Toss everything together

Add a little salad dressing