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Easy Green Salad with Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing

Easy Green Salad with Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing
  • 200 grams mixed salad leaves or 1 head of lettuce, sliced
  • ½ lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp foodies Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp foodies Flaky Sea Salt
  • 1 handful fresh mixed herbs – parsley, basil, dill, chives, coriander etc pick 1 or 2 herbs that compliment your main dish

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • or whatever else you like – see notes


  • Wash the lettuce or salad leaves well in cold water, drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Add the lemon juice and olive oil to a large bowl and top with the lettuce.
  • Roughly tear or chop the fresh herbs and add to the bowl with any additional mix-ins you like – I usually add cherry tomatoes, cucumber and red onion.
  • Sprinkle with flaky salt and toss everything together. Add more lemon juice, olive oil and salt as desired to taste.


The basic salad recipe is ripe for customisation. Pick two to three additional ingredients that compliment the dish you are serving the side salad with.

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Diced Cucumber
  • Sliced Red or Green Onion
  • Diced Pepper
  • Sliced Radish
  • Olives
  • Shredded carrot
  • Berries – strawberries, blueberries or blackberries add a lovely sweetness and go well with onion.
  • Sliced stone Fruits – peaches, nectarines, depending on what’s in season.
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Slices of apple or pear
  • Beans – cannellini, chickpeas (garbanzo), black beans.
  • Chopped Nuts – almonds, walnuts, pecans.
  • Seeds – sunflower, pumpkin, sesame or poppy seeds all add texture and crunch.
  • Cheese – crumbled feta, mini mozzarella balls or tangy blue cheese.
  • Croutons
  • Cubes of roasted butternut squash or sweet potato.

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