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Anything goes super salad
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Anything goes super salad

This recipe is designed to inspire creativity in you next salad!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad


  • Mixed green leaves -of any kind! Torn or roughly chopped.  
  • Sometimes, especially when I've done another dish with lots of vegetables, this is it for the salad.  I love fresh greens with a great dressing -see below.  Plus the extra nourishment you derive from your meal is well worth the minimal effort.

Optional extras

  • Optional sprouts (buckwheat, snow pea or any large variety)
  • Optional fresh basil or parsley (shredded, torn or finely chopped)
  • Optional vine ripened tomatoe/s (cherry, grape or small truss) quartered
  • Optional red capsicum/s -finely sliced
  • Optional radish -finely sliced
  • Optional avocado/s -diced
  • Optional red or white cabbage -shredded
  • Optional roasted diced sweet potato or pumpkin
  • Optional carrot/s -grated or julienne
  • Optional zucchini/s -raw grated, julienne or roasted
  • Optional fennel -finely sliced
  • Optional cucumber -diced or sliced
  • Optional broccoli or cauliflower -small florets (cooked or raw)
  • Optional peas (snow peas, sugar snaps)
  • Optional red or spring onion -thinly sliced
  • Optional toasted or raw nuts or seeds (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, sunflower, sesame or pumpkin seeds)
  • Optional toasted buckwheat -gives a nice crunch
  • Optional olives
  • Optional Semi sun-dried tomatoes
  • Optional feta cheese crumbled or Parmesan cheese (shaved with a peeler) or goat cheese
  • Optional adding any type of protein to this can turn this side salad into a very healthy meal
  • Optional add drained and rinsed chickpeas, canellini beans or any other bean or legume
  • Optional add leftover brown rice or quinoa
  • Optional edible flower petals are a must for me, but I do grow them - they are just too pretty!


  • 1 part acids such as red wine vinegar or aged balsamic vinegar or lemon juice or lime juice eg; 2 Tbs
  • 2 parts extra virgin cold pressed olive oil or macadamia nut, avocado or flaxseed oil (eg; 4 Tbs)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • If using lemon or lime juice you can include the finely grated zest too for added flavour, nutrition and a big immune boost.


  • To make the dressing just mix the oil and acid, salt and pepper (and optional zest) and drizzle enough to just cover (but not drown) the ingredients in your salad bowl. This dressing is lovely over steamed vegetables too.


Make it creamy

Add a teaspoon of dijon mustard (it won't add spice, just a creaminess much like a french dressing)

Try another acid

Why not try another vinegar. I love to experiment with different kinds of vinegar. I love Chardonnay vinegar (in fact I love anything Chardonnay!), raspberry vinegar, apple cider vinegar or any others...limited only by your imagination so experiment.

Time-saving tip

You can always make a few days worth of dressing and keep in the fridge.