saladLots if different ingredients can be added to a green salad but sometimes the simplest green salads are the best!

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Green Salad

Choose lettuce and at least three of the following ingredients:

  • - spring onion, chopped
  • - celery, chopped
  • - radish, chopped
  • - tomato, sliced
  • - cucumber, sliced
  • - red, green or yellow pepper, sliced
  • - bean sprouts
  • - gherkin, sliced
  • - carrot, grated
  • - parsley or chives, chopped

 

Method

1. Wash torn lettuce and other chosen ingredients well. Shake off excess water and place in a bowl.

2. Mix together and chill slightly before serving.

3. Either mix with dressing immediately before serving, or serve the dressing separately.

 

Use a pre-made dressing from the supermarket. Alternatively use the recipe below to make your own dressing.

 

French Dressing

  • - ½ to ¾ cup olive or salad oil
  • - ¼ cup vinegar
  • - 1 t prepared mustard
  • - ¼ t paprika
  • - 1 t clear honey or sugar
  • - salt and pepper

 

Method 

  1. Put all the ingredients in a screw-topped jar, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Shake well before serving.
  3. Store unused dressing in the refrigerator.

 

 

Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre