How to prepare my Spring Salad with 3 ingredients in less than 3 minutes

Simply Salad

Growing up my mum made some of the best salads ever. I always wondered as we made the salads in the kitchen together if there were strict guidelines for making salads. There really aren't. Anyone can make a salad from any "food mixtures tossed or served with a moist dressing." You can add whatever tickles your fancy to a salad dish or take away whatever makes you wrinkle your nose and think "I don't want that". Not everyone loves chopped tomatoes in a salad, so there you go, something for you to take away if you so desire.

I enjoy making salads. We have them every week at home. There are no hard and fast rules. I don't follow any particular recipe. I just depend onĀ 3 things to make whatever salad I can create: my shopping list, my supermarket and later on, whatever I can grab from the fridge! I toss a few veges together drizzle some dressing on my mixture and woop! I have a salad.

3 ingredients in less than 3 minutes
3 ingredients in less than 3 minutes

3 ingredients, less than 3 minutes

My family loves this very simple salad that I make at least once a week. Friends whom I have made it for have loved it too, and commented on how simple it was to make, yet how tasty it was in the end. Now I want to share my simple recipe for my spring salad with 3 ingredients in less than 3 minutes with my hub community.

So here you go. You need

  • one head of lettuce,
  • some shredded mackarel or chicken (depending on your choice),
  • a golden delicious apple, cut into fine little pieces, (depending on numbers eating).

Next

  • Roughly cut up the lettuce leaves and give them a good wash. Allow leaves to sit in a colander to drain off all water.
  • Empty the colander of leaves into a bowl.
  • Add shredded mackarel or chicken together with pieces of apples to the leaves.
  • Toss them all together and you have your salad.

For the dressing I recommend Tesco's Mayo with Piripiri (medium strength) for that added kick, but you can add any dressing of your choice.

Serve the salad with some toast or a nice healthy portion of roasted chicken or grilled fish.

There you go, my spring salad with 3 ingredients in less than 3 minutes. Try it and let me know what you think.

My spring salad  with chicken
My spring salad with chicken
My spring salad with toast
My spring salad with toast

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PK2010 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

You are welcome Dee :-)


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

I love salad and this one sounds like something I will have often. Thanks for sharing.


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PK2010 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Totally on point about salad being healthy and good for the waist line AnnCee. Thanks for the great tip on drying lettuce. Love the pillow case bit and think it will be a good laugh giving someone a lettuce shower! I absolutely love peas. Never tried pickled beets, will be the next thing to toss in my salad! Totally love your tips!


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AnnCee 5 years ago from United States

My husband and I have a big salad like this 3-4 times a week. Healthy and good for the waist line.

Here's a trick I picked up somewhere for drying your lettuce. Place the washed lettuce on a large tea towel, (or if you are cooking for a crowd put it in a clean pillow case). Gather the corners of the towel together enclosing the lettuce completely. Step outside and holding onto the corners tightly in one hand spin your arm at your side or in front of yourself in a wide circle quickly. The centrifugal force will pull all the water out and give you nice dry lettuce. (Careful not to give someone a shower!)

Thawed peas or corn are good. Love the beets, especially pickled. Sunflower seeds.


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AnnCee 5 years ago from United States

My husband and I have a big salad like this 3-4 times a week. Healthy and good for the waist line.

Here's a trick I picked up somewhere for drying your lettuce. Place the washed lettuce on a large tea towel, (or if you are cooking for a crowd put it in a clean pillow case). Gather the corners of the towel together enclosing the lettuce completely. Step outside and holding onto the corners tightly in one hand spin your arm at your side or in front of yourself in a wide circle quickly. The centrifugal force will pull all the water out and give you nice dry lettuce. (Careful not to give someone a shower!)

Thawed peas or corn are good. Love the beets, especially pickled. Sunflower seeds.


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PK2010 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks PegCole17 I love beets too! I have never tried garbanzo beans before. Will make a mental note to do so :-)


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This really does sound tasty and so quick to prepare. Very nice recipe! I like to add garbanzo beans or chopped beets to my salad to increase the nutritional value.

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