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Friday, January 30, 2015


I've become a great fan of super light dinners, as I do not get home any earlier than at least 8:45 four nights a week. This simple salad is such a dish. It is light, full of protein and vegetables and has a very zingy dressing. Even my salad hating fiancee Chris ate it and loved it! 
This salad is also great to eat on a terribly hot summers day, as the prep time is minimal and you don't have to slave in a hot kitchen. If you have other lean meats on hand you are welcome to use them. The mustard dressing is my favourite part of this dish. Ever since my dad started to make his own salad dressings, I have enthusiastically followed suit. The difference between homemade and store bought dressing is vast, as homemade dressing tastes a million times fresher. Try it out for yourself!


Dijon Dressing 

  • the juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  • 100g lean sliced turkey breast, chopped roughly into small pieces
  • 100g lean sliced ham, chopped roughly into small pieces
  • 100g cucumber, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced 
  • 2 generous handfuls of baby spinach 
  • 1 handful of iceberg lettuce, torn 
  • 50g low-fat feta, chopped into small pieces
  • Optional- garnish with fresh herbs, such as finely chopped chives 


1. Place all dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well to combine. 

2. Place all salad ingredients in a medium serving bowl and toss well to combine. Drizzle mustard dressing over the top of the salad and enjoy! 

Serves /
Total Preparation time / 10 minutes max

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