I kid you not when I say I prepare this salad, every single day, seven days a week, 365 days a year! Well.. apart from the days when we eat out I suppose. I call it Mr A’s salad, because this is what my husband likes with his every meal. Is it worth posting? Probably not, but since I prepare it for him all the time, you might as well know about it. I’m on auto-pilot mode when I’m chopping the vegetables, and I’ll happily do it for him, for as long as he’ll make me his signature omelette. Do I get bored of eating it, well yes, especially in the winter when the vegetables taste bland and have a chewy, rubbery resemblance of the original. Of course, the salad is best eaten in the summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are at their best; I, on the other hand like to explore different recipes from many sources and the next post is one of them.
Occasionally, I add radishes, parsley and rocket to (spice!) things up a bit, but the dressing is always the same. MR A doesn’t want anything else added; and on the rare occasion when I add vinegar or black pepper he sure tells me his honest opinion! This salad is like his pudding, seriously!, so anything different, and he’ll smell it from a mile. So here goes..
Mr A’s Salad – Serves 4
Ingredients – Feel free to add any seasonal additions!
- 2 heads baby gem hearts, sliced
- Half a large English cucumber, halved, quartered then cubed
- 2 medium sun-ripe on the vine tomatoes, diced
- 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place the vegetables in a large salad bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt and mix well. This salad is best served immediately. If preparing the salad in advance, just add the dressing before serving. That’s it!