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My Favourite Green Salad

This green salad recipe is a favourite from my childhood. It's so simple to make and only requires a few fresh ingredients.

This is a variation of my uncle Oskar's famous salad recipe. The original recipe requires a lot of speciality ingredients (from Switzerland) not typically found in regular grocery stores in Canada.

"You can usually find liquid Maggi in the aisle with the condiments or oil/vinegar at the grocery store. It is pretty essential to this recipe however, you can get away with subbing in soy sauce in a pinch but Maggi is sooooo much better.
Fare Thee Well My Favourite Green Salad

I love serving this salad with my Tuna & Veggie Casserole recipe or along side my Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes!

My Favourite Green salad

Serves 2 as a side

What you'll need:

1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning (or salad herbs)

1 tbsp mayo

1/2 tsp dijon mustard

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tsp Maggi liquid seasoning (or 1 tsp soy sauce + 1 tsp worcestershire sauce, but Maggi is better!)

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 large romaine heart, cut into bite size pieces

1/2 English cucumber, sliced into 1/2 inch thick half moons

Fresh cracked pepper, to taste


Add 1/4 of a medium thinly sliced red onion to a large bowl (bowl large enough to toss the salad later). Add 1/2 tsp of dried Italian seasoning, 1 tbsp mayo, 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp liquid Maggi seasoning to the bowl (or 1 tsp soy sauce + 1 tsp worcestershire). While whisking drizzle in 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and whisk until emulsified. Allow the dressing to sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavour to develop.

Meanwhile wash & chop the romaine hearts and cucumber.

When ready to serve, add 1 chopped romaine heart and 1/2 cucumber, sliced, to the bowl with the dressing. Toss to coat. Finish with freshly cracked black pepper to taste.

Enjoy my friends!

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