Garden Veg Salad

This has to be one of the easiest salads to make; it is a no-fuss salad that can be made with whatever ingredients you have in stock. Another reason why this salad gets a big thumbs up is because it tastes great with just about any dressing.

I have used fresh and simple vegetables in the garden salad with a spicy & tangy dressing. This garden veg salad is lovely for lunch on warm days, and even works well as a refreshing accompaniment for meals.


  • Cucumber – 1
  • Onion – 1/2
  • Tomato – 1
  • Iceberg lettuce – 2 big handfuls
  • Black olives – 3 tblspns
  • Capsicum – 1/2, de-seeded

For the dressing:

  • Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tblspn
  • Lemon juice – 2 tspns
  • Chilli flakes – 1/2 tspn
  • Salt – To taste
  • Pepper – To taste


  1. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients under ‘For the Dressing’. Keep aside.
  2. Cut the vegetables however big or small you like them. Add the cut vegetables into a large mixing bowl with the lettuce leaves. Toss to mix the vegetables well.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Mix to combine all the ingredients. Season with more salt or pepper, as required.
  4. Serve fresh with/as a meal.


  1. You could add, omit or replace the vegetables suggested here.
  2. Replace the suggested dressing with any dressing of your choice. If you are watching your calories, avoid fatty dressing like mayonnaise or the cheese-based ones.
  3. Crumble some feta, paneer or halloumi cheese for added flavour.

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