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Mixed Salad 6, with Cheese

Mixed Salad with Cheese

Mamta Gupta

Mixed salad can be served as light lunch on its own, if you mix some grated cheese in it. Serve with a bowl of freshly made soup and a thick slice of fresh bread. Serves 2


  • For the salad

  • 1 yellow or red pepper, de-seeded and chopped coarsely

  • 6 inch cucumber

  • 1 firm, ripe tomato, de-seeded and finely chopped or sliced or use a handful of cherry tomatoes

  • A few leaves of lettuce of choice, shredded. A few leaves of rocket salad/mint/basil/chives give it an extra flavour.

  • 1/2 red onion or a couple of spring onions, thinly sliced or chopped (optional)

  • 1 cup coarsely grated mature Cheddar cheese or Stilton or Mozzarella or cubes of Feta or any other cheese of choice.

  • Other ingredients that can be used in any combination are;

  • A chopped Avocado pear

  • Dessert apple, diced. Do not peel, skin gives colour to the salad. Sprinkle lemon juice as soon as you have diced it, to stop discolouration.

  • A few orange or grapefruit segments, de-seeded and peeled

  • A few pickled olives

  • 1-2 green chillies finely chopped

  • A few grapes

  • Dressing. You can add any Salad Dressings of choice, including a mayonnaise, but I usually make a fresh vinaigrette:

  • 3-4 tbsp. wine vinegar or light balsamic vinegar,

  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt to taste (1/2 tsp.)

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste (1/2 tsp.)

  • 1 tbsp. of any of the herbs like parsley, chives, chervil, coriander, dill, finely

  • 1 tsp. roasted and crushed cumin seeds (optional)


  1. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl and mix gently.

  2. Place dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake vigorously.

  3. Pour the dressing over salad just before serving and mix gently but thoroughly.

  4. Serve chilled.

  5. Also see Salad Selection and Salad Dressings.

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