Ultimate green salad

Ultimate green salad

Our ultimate green salad recipe makes a deliciously quick and healthy lunch, or makes a great side dish to a roast chicken or piece of fish.
  • Cooking:
  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pan of water to the boil with a big pinch of salt and prepare a bowl of iced water beside it. Cook the broccoli for 4 minutes then plunge into the water to chill and preserve the bright green colour
  2. Step 2

    Repeat with the green beans for 3 minutes and mangetout for 1 minute, adding to the iced water again to chill. Once the vegetables are cold, drain 
  3. Step 3

    Use a mandoline or vegetable peeler to shave fine ribbons of cucumber and place them in a bowl with the blanched vegetables and fresh peas
  4. Step 4

    Make a quick dressing by whisking the oil and lemon juice together (it probably won't emulsify, that's fine.) Add the lemon zest and season with salt and pepper
  5. Step 5

    Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine evenly, then add in the salad leaves and herbs
  6. Step 6

    Arrange the salad onto a large platter, or straight onto your plate