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Chopped salad: The one where you empty your crisper and chop it up

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chopped salad

Well, it’s not quite as the title suggests. I certainly don’t want you just emptying your crisper and thinking it makes an ace salad. We all have varying degrees of quality lurking in our fridges. I will wear my halo and let you know I do a market shop for most of our fruit and vege and it gets a clean out on Saturdays, so my crisper gets a tick of approval. But what I am suggesting is that this salad works well with what you’ve got, and all you have to do is add three special ingredients to make it perfection; chickpeas, mint and coriander. The ingredients I’m suggesting are below are what I think works best, but if you don’t have something, don’t fret!


A handful of rocket, chopped
A punnet of cherry tomatoes, chopped
Spring onions, chopped
1 red capsicum, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup mint, chopped
1/2 cup coriander, chopped
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed


♥ Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix to combine. Add dressing, and toss again.


In a small bowl add the juice of half a small lemon, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1-2 tablespoons raw honey, 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, and salt & pepper, to taste. Stir to properly combine.

Fess up, what’s the state of your crisper right now? And don’t lie, I might just pop over and check!