Basic Green Salad

Serves: 2
Preparation + Cooking time: 5 minutes
Meal Type: Low Carb High Fat


  • 3 cups leafy greens (romaine, butter or leaf lettuce; spinach, red lettuce, kale, swiss chard|chard or any combination thereof—the more different kinds of leafy greens, the prettier the salad looks)
  • 1 or 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and quartered
  • 1 or 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 or 2 carrots, grated (peeling optional)
  • 1/2 cup very fresh, white button Mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 or 4 radishes, sliced thin
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional)


Place all ingredients in a large salad bowl and toss well. Mix up the dressing (see below), and toss into the salad.


  • ½ cup cold-pressed essential oils or extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (the vinegar of your choice will do in a pinch)
  • 2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Put all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously, then pour over salad.