It’s Sunday and the whole family is home. Family dinner would look really great with a salad on the side. Apart from making the dining table look beautiful and appetizing, a salad is rich in nutrients that will nourish your family. We could go on and on about the benefits of having a salad alongside your meal but that will be for another day. Today we bring you steps of how to prepare that salad.
- Lettuce/cabbage, cucumber and other mixed greens of your choice
- Onions, tomatoes, green pepper, carrots, avocado
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil/butter
- Finely shredded basil (mujaja), cinnamon or other aromatic herbs
- Your greens should be thoroughly washed and drained of all the water used in washing. It doesn’t matter whether you bought them from the supermarket or got them from your garden. Draining them of all the water prevents them from getting weighted when dressing is added. A salad should be light.
- Chop the greens in smaller bits, mostly cucumber. You don’t want to put whole leaf in your mouth, or go through the process of having to cut them from your plate in order to eat them.
- Put your greens in a big bowl, or pan. This gives you ample space to dress the salad.
- Slice onions, tomatoes, carrots and green pepper into small round pieces (You can cut them in triangular or rectangular shape but round just looks great!). Add them to your greens. This is when you can also add herbs like cinnamon and basil for that great aroma.
- Dress your salad. Add two tablespoons of olive oil or butter, them a ½ tablespoon of honey to give your salad a little oily sweet taste.
- Chop avocado and add it to the mix.
- Sprinkle salt into the salad and add some pepper if you want it spiced. Non-pepper consumers can skip this step. Stir or toss the salad in your pan to make sure every piece is evenly flavoured.
- Your salad is ready to be devoured.