I decided to make mine out of baby spinach, veggies and fish. (Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel, etc) Simply because I find that spinach has more flavour than regular lettuce and it has lots of iron and other very good stuff. In terms of dressing, I chose to use olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some maple syrup for a sweet twist. So here goes:
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
- Box of clean, ready to eat baby spinach.
- 2 orange bell peppers.
- 1 small red onion.
- 4-6 small cucumber.
- 1 can/jar sliced black olives.
- 1 small box of cherry tomatoes.
- Italian herbs mix.
- olive oil.
- balsamic vinegar
- maple syrup
- Can of tuna/salmon/whatever fish in a can.
Slice the red onion in rings and slice those in half.
Slice the bell peppers in bite-size strips.
Slice your cucumbers.
In a small bowl, mix 2/3 olive oil, 1/3 balsamic vinegar, add maple syrup until a tiny bit sweet.
Toss a handful or two of spinach in a bowl, add a handful of peppers, onions, olives, a few cherry tomatoes, sprinkle some Italian herbs. Then flake the fish and add it and cover with the dressing.
Optionally you can add some shredded cheese, which would have been nice had I thought of buying some. (d'oh!)
All in all, it makes a colourful great tasting salad and it gave me the opportunity to raise my middle finger at Subway for sucking so bad at making salads.