Favourite Salads – Improve Your Meal-Time Experience

My family and I love salads. There is almost no meal at our house when we sit at the table to eat and not have a salad as well, especially during the summer when the salad vegetables are fresh and so delicious.

I think salads can be a meal of their own, it all depends how big you make the salad and what ingredients you put. But today, I want to share with you some of my most favourite fresh salads that we eat every week, more than just once.

These salads are very easy to prepare, use the common salad vegetables, they are fresh and make a lovely accompaniment to almost any main dish you serve.

The ingredients presented are for 2-3 serving, but you can always add more and have as big a salad you need.

Enjoy!

1. Tomato and Cucumber Salad Tomato and cucumber salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 pink tomatoes or 150gr cherry tomatoes

  • half a cucumber

  • half red onion, cut in small and crushed with some salt (to tender)

  • handful of black olives, cut in rings

  • 100gr feta cheese, cut in cubes

  • seasoning – olive oil, salt, vinegar

Preparation:

  1. Wash the vegetables, cut in preferred size and, together with the feta cheese and olives, place in the salad bowl

  2. Dress with the seasoning according to your taste

I put a few spoons of olive oil, 1-2tbsp vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. You can substitute the vinegar with lemon juice.

2. Green Salad with Dressing  Green salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized Iceberg lettuce or Romaine lettuce

For the dressing:

  • 6tbsp olive oil

  • 3-4tbsp vinegar

  • 1tsp honey

  • salt and black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Clean, wash and cut the lettuce. Place in a salad bowl

  2. Prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients and mixing them well

Season the salad with the dressing just before serving to keep the lettuce fresh and crisp

3. Caesar Salad with Added Yumminess

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized Iceberg lettuce or Romaine lettuce

  • ready-made Caesar salad sauce

  • 4-5 chicken strips or baby octopus (optional)

  • 70-100gr croutons (optional)

  • 4-5tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

  1. Clean, wash and cut the lettuce. Place in a salad bowl

  2. Season with the sauce and Parmesan cheese

  3. For added deliciousness you can place some chicken strips or fried baby octopus on top

  4. Add the croutons, if using, just before serving

I always use a shop-bought Caesar salad sauce, because it is easier that way and because the recipes I’ve used to make it, the results were not as yummy as the ready-made one.

I would love to hear what your favourite salads are, I would love to try them. Just leave me a comment below.

Have a lovely day!

4 Comments

  1. MelaniLukito

    Hi Elllie, it looks delicious! I am tempted to try your recipes. I am also a fan of salads, especially fruit salads. The picture is also very good. Looking forward to your other articles, especially for “how to make food appealing”. I will add food recipe too for my article about “leek benefits”. Your article is an inpiration about how to write a recipe.

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      Thank you Melani for your kind words. I would very much like to hear some of your favourite recipes for fruit salad. I have tried serving fruit salad before, but I usually end up with different fruit cut and arranged on a plate.

      Let me know about your website and especially the leek benefits, my little ones love that vegetable.

      All the best,

      Ellie

      Reply
  2. Derek Marshall

    Hi there Ellie,

    I totally agree with you that salad can be a meal on it own. my lunch most days will be a salad of some sort, with the delicious Thai Papaya salad and Burmese tea salad being my current faves!

    Thanks for sharing your recipes, appreciated. Have you tried salads from different parts of the world?

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      Hi Derek. Your current favourites sound intriguing, I am gonna try them soon.

      I love tasting new recipes. Some I eat more than once, othersnot 🙂

      Wish you a lovely day.

      Reply

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