October 6, 2017

Special Garden Salad

North American Recipes

Special Garden Salad

I know you probably think I’m over-reacting but this is literally the best salad in the world, sweet, popping and flavourful with so many textures and flavours… it truly is delicious.  I know, I know, your probably thinking but its salad.  Just try it!  You will see what I mean!

You will need a large bowl.  This one will serve 4-6 as a side salad.  You can adapt the dressing to your taste, I add more lemon juice because I like it sharp.  If you don’t like it so sharp omit some vinegar and lemon juice and top up with more oil.

I hope you enjoy it!



Special Garden Salad


2 inches of cucumber

1 pepper – you can pick the colour but orange or yellow work well.

1 large carrot

6 salad radishes

1 large handful of parsley

1 pack of salad cress – in the UK we buy it in little boxes sized around 2×4 inches, adjust if required.

4 spring onion (scallions)

50g (1.75) rocket or spinach

8-10 (1 cup) baby tomatoes

1 cup sweetcorn


2 tbsp. (30ml) olive oil

1 tbsp. (15ml) white wine vinegar

1 tbsp. (15ml) lemon juice

1 garlic clove

2 tsp. wholegrain mustard.

Pinch of salt and pepper.


  • Cut cucumber and pepper into 1cm cubes with skin on


  • Grate carrot, slice radishes and finely chop parsley


  • Slice spring onions, and cut tomatoes in half


  • Put all the salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl


  • Place the dressing ingredients into a small food processor and turn to a low speed until smooth


  • I like to serve the dressing separately so you can choose how much dressing according to individual taste


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Author:Sandra McEwan

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