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Green mixed salad: what to combine to make the dish hearty and light

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Recipe for a green summer salad. Source: loveandlemons.com

Salad is a food that can be both nutritious and light. This is especially true in summer, as there is a wide variety of seasonal healthy ingredients. Just combine your favorite ingredients and add a simple dressing and you have a hearty dinner.

The idea of cooking a fresh green salad was published on the Instagram page of Olha, a food blogger (cooking_by_olga).

Green mixed salad: what to combine to make the dish hearty and light

Ingredients:

  • salad mix – 100 g
  • avocado – 1 pc
  • cucumber –1 pc
  • cherry tomatoes – 5-6 pcs
  • sunflower or pumpkin seeds to taste
Green mixed salad: what to combine to make the dish hearty and light

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • olive oil – 5 tbsp
  • lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard – 3 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • balsamic sauce – optional
Green mixed salad: what to combine to make the dish hearty and light

Method of preparation:

1. Avocados for the salad should be chosen not with bright green skin, but with dark green or even brown, such avocados are ripe, they are tastier, and those with light skin are unripe. Take a washed avocado, cut it in half with a knife, and remove the pit. Then peel the avocado with a knife and cut it into thin slices.

Green mixed salad: what to combine to make the dish hearty and light

2. Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters at your discretion.

3. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and roll it into a tube.

4. Wash the lettuce leaves and dry them well.

Green mixed salad: what to combine to make the dish hearty and light

5. To prepare the dressing, pour olive oil into a bowl and add Dijon mustard.

6. Then add lemon juice and mix well.

7. Add salt to taste.

8. Assemble the salad: put lettuce leaves on a flat plate, then add chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado.

9. Drizzle with mustard dressing.

Avocado for salad

10. Sprinkle with pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

11. If desired, you can pour balsamic sauce.

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