Simple Green Salad

Simple Green Salad, a quick and easy recipe that is just lovely on its own or as a great accompaniment to any roast, grill or bbq.  No complicated dressings, no hidden nastiness, vegan friendly and super low calorie.

Overhead shoot of a white bowl of green salad and a large bowl of salad

With summer almost upon us, we are back to lighter, easier, healthier food. And salads hit the spot every single time.

But why complicate your life with fancy ingredients, when all you need is a super simple green salad with a few fresh veggies, and you get the best green salad ever.

So, grab some fresh salad leaves, a couple of tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, gren onions, and that’s it, really.

But don’t forget to garnish it with freshly-chopped dill. It grows in abundance in mum’s garden, and so do spring onions.

I do love living in a flat, but boy, l so miss cooking with fresh ingredients that are healthy and natural. City life, hey!

Look at these beautiful greens!

dill in a garden

Dill is just amazing in fresh salads, it has a delicate taste that transforms even the most boring food into something spectacular.

Pair it with salad leaves, and you get a refreshing salad that will make everybody asks for seconds.

Dried dill is not as flavourful, so whenever possible, use fresh dill.

Spring onions for green salad

Spring onions are another great addition to a fresh salad. You could use regular onions, but the spring ones are a lot less pungent and work nicely here.

How to make the best green salad dressing

This must be one of the easiest and healthier salad dressing to whip up. Plus, you know it only uses good ingredients, so no need to buy ready-made dressing.

And all you need is some simple ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped dill

And nothing else! Add a teaspoon of water if you think the vinegar taste is a bit strong, but it should be just perfect.

For other simple salad recipes, how about my Healthy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta? 

Overhead shoot of a white bowl of green salad with veggies

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summer salad

Summer salad

5 from 1 vote
Simple Green Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Simple Green Salad, a quick and easy recipe that is just lovely on its own or as a great accompaniment to any roast, grill or bbq.  No complicated dressings, no hidden nastiness, vegan friendly.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: summer salads
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 lettuce head
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted
  • 2 spring onions
For the salad dressing
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
Instructions
  1. Wash and roughly chop the lettuce.

  2. Chop the cucumber, spring onions, and tomatoes, and slice the olives.

  3. In a bowl, add the olive oil, cider vinegar, salt, pepper and chopped dill, and mix well.

  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix.

  5. Serve chilled from the fridge!

Nutrition Facts
Simple Green Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 684mg 29%
Potassium 620mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 80.6%
Vitamin C 29.7%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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