Salad is so much more than your nan’s lettuce, tomato and cucumber, with salad cream (though I do love salad cream). You can throw any number of salad’y bits and vegetables in and if you chop them finely you get a bit of everything in each mouthful and it’s tasty-as, especially with a great dressing.
I always remember watching the women on Sex and the City eating salad; shoving great big lettuce leaves in all at once, and talking at the same time. Dear oh me, not polite! This is a much better-mannered salad, not to mention a million times tastier.
Just crumble some cool feta cheese over this and you have a beautiful meal right there.
Chop everything very finely.
Make the dressing by shaking up a few good glugs of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of the vinegar, the mayo and the dried herbs.
Mix the chopped salad and dressing and transfer to a nice bowl.
You can eat it as it is or serve with crumbled feta, nuggets of good strong cheddar or blue cheese.
There’re a lot of nutrients hanging out here but I want to focus on the fibre. Eating fibre provides the good guys that hang out in the gut with tasty food; this helps them thrive, and by doing so it has a knock on effect right through the system. A healthy happy gut helps a healthy happy brain.
We don’t have any vegetable jokes yet. So if you do lettuce know.