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Mrs L A Gibb's Italian Style Salad

Updated on December 1, 2014

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Mrs L A Italian Style Salad

Numerous people search for better, healthier consuming to reduce and bring down their cholesterol and calorie intake. I most definitely am for it and staying aware of maintaining regular exercise with a well-balanced diet; throughout the years I managed to keep up and adjust to this regime with smaller moderate portions divided throughout the day. This kind of method trains the body to eat at specific times, thus we can avoid kinds of methods such as crash dieting which is harmful to the body.

Nowadays with the rushing about of our tumultuous lives, we don’t appear to discover the time to prepare and cook a healthy meal. Most people will skip breakfast and now again lunch; when it’s excessively late arriving home after a day’s work we reach out for fast foods the frozen meal or the take-away. It doesn’t take much time to get ourselves organised to prepare a well-balanced nutritious diet to consume our calorie intake for our body size with healthy foods; fruit, meat, poultry and plenty of fresh vegetables in moderate portions to look after our well-being.

I have prepared an Italian style salad for two people; the calorie consumption for the recipe is roughly 180




1 Celery stick

½ courgette

4 leaves of lettuce

4 leaves of cabbage

1 carrot

3 fresh mushrooms

2 slices of onion

½ green pepper, or you can choose a different colour of your choice

3 olives

4 cherry tomatoes

Caraway seeds

Italian Dressing

Salad Dressing

The dressing

1 desert spoon of garlic mayo

1 desert spoon of sweet corn relish

1 teaspoon of lemon juice or a squeeze of a lemon

½ teaspoon of mint sauce

1 desert spoon of Italian dressing.




Wash all ingredients. Chop the celery stick. Thinly slice the courgette, finely chop the lettuce leaves, and finely chop the cabbage leaves. Chop the carrot into thin small sticks (baton) Slice the mushrooms, break the onion slices into rings, slice and chop the green pepper. Slice the olives, and cut the cherry tomatoes in to halves. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Finally add garlic mayo and stir, and then add sweet corn relish and stir add lemon juice or the squeeze of a lemon and stir, add the mint sauce and stir, add the Italian dressing and mix well. Nice and tasty, ready to serve with anything you want to put your salad to, or it can be eaten by itself. Scrumptious.


These vegetables are low in saturated fat and have no cholesterol apart from the courgette which is very low in cholesterol. They have good levels of vitamins A, B6 and C and minerals Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Potassium, and very good for the dietary fibre, when eaten in moderate portions. However, their bad points eaten in large quantities contain sugar and sodium where the celery is concerned.

On a whole these vegetables are very good for the complexion, helping to control the heart rate and blood pressure.

Happy Eating, but remember not too much of the salad dressing, just enough to take the bland taste out of the dryness of the vegetables.

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      Mrs L A Gibb 5 years ago

      Thank Rjsadowski and Always Exploring for you support and comments. Got plenty more home made receipes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks really good. I agree with you about dieting. Crash dieting is harmful. Portion size is the key. Thank's for sharing..

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      An interesting way to present a recipe.