Really great green salad

A refreshing crisp green salad is right at home alongside most meals.
Leafy greens are high in vitamins A and C, and good for your digestive system. Making your own salad dressing is easy, cost effective and best of all you can choose your own favourite, or get creative with new flavour combinations.

Serves 4


Small jar or sealed container
Salad bowl


For the salad
4-5 handfuls of mixed salad greens
1 courgette, shaved into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
1 apple, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
1 avocado, sliced or cut into chunks
Tamari pumpkin seeds

Three dressing ideas

Lemon vinaigrette     
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper

Honey mustard
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp mustard
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper

Chilli and lime
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper


  1. Make your choice of dressing by putting the ingredients into a small jar or sealed container and shaking to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. Put all salad ingredients except the avocado into a large salad bowl. Drizzle over about half of the salad dressing and toss to combine. Add avocado and gently toss.
  3. Sprinkle over some tamari pumpkin seeds and serve with extra dressing on the side.

Tips - Make it seasonal: If courgette is unavailable try replacing it with sliced cucumber, or just leave it out.

Recipe and photography from the Pathways cookbook, Wholesome: Recipes and inspiration to nourish body and mind.

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