italian salad

Italian Salad



Italian Salad

A good hearty salad is the hallmark of a great Italian dinner. Balance the richness of pasta and tomato based sauces with the freshness and crunchiness of lettuce. The cheese and olives add to the salad's umami.

For the Dressing

  • 1 cup Flat leaf parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp honey

For the Salad

  • 1 Romaine lettuce (washed, dried and cut into large, bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 red capsicum (large, chopped)
  • 1 cup cucumber (continental, diced)
  • 1 carrot (peeled into ribbons)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 8 pitted olives
  • Feta (crumbled to taste)
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor and blitz to blend.
  2. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Right before serving, add about half of the dressing and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.


Mexican Salad


Mexican Salad

Super easy to make this fresh and zesty salad with all the mouth watering Mexican flavours. Use this salad to compliment fish tacos or quesadillas. Looking for a health kick? Just have the salad by itself. Experiment and discover which other cuisines you can pair this delicious salad with.

  • 1 pc Romain lettuce (large)
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 pc Avocado (diced)
  • 1/2 pc Cucumber ((continental))
  • 1/2 pc Brown onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup Snap/snow peas
  • 1/2 cup Corn Kernels (canned)
  • 1/3 bunch Cilantro leaves

Salad Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/3 cup Lime juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients and whisk together until mixed well
  2. Chop salad ingredients and combine in a large bowl.
  3. Shake the salad dressing before pouring over the salad ingredients. Toss the salad ingredients until they are well coated in dressing.