A Good Salad

What makes a good salad for me? A bit of this and a bit of that!!! I really believe that salad can be a very exciting dish by its own. I have a kind of rule for making them! First of all I start salad with at least two types of lettuce or leaves ( a combo of soft and crunchy leaves is the best), then I add some herbs ( I believe they can be used not just to touch the flavour but also as a leafy part of the salad), then some vegetables ( tomato, cucumber, peppers, carrots) and finish up with either cheese or some toppings ( nuts/ seeds or croutons, or even roasted or fried meat or fish), or both! I also like adding something spicy, sweet or sour. Below is one example of a good salad, I really believe it is good as long as it is fresh and tastes good!

What we need:

some baby spinach
some frisee leaves
some parsley or basil
1-2 tomatoes
1 red pepper
1 chilli
1/2 orange
1 tbsp of sunflower seeds
30-50 gr of your favourite cheese

your favourite dressing

What we have to do:

1. Put all the leaves in a bowl, add sliced tomatoes, pepper, chili, sunflower seeds.
2. Pour the dressing and mix it well together.
3. Put the salad into serving dishes and decorate with peeled orange pieces and cheese. Enjoy!!!

Some dressings that go well with this salad:

French dressing ( by Jamie Oliver)

Peel and finely chop 1/4 clove of garlic. Put the garlic and 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons of white or red wine vinegar, 6 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix it all together very well!

Lemon dressing:

Take 6 tbsp of olive oil, salt, pepper and 1 lemon. Mix it all together very well and use for the salad.

Yogurt dressing:

Take 6 tbsp of natural yogurt, 2 tbsp of wite or red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix it all together and use for the salad.
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