Mixed Salad 6, with Cheese
Mixed Salad with Cheese
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)