A Salad to Remember: Fruit, Veg, Nuts and Raisins

by zesty on July 11, 2012 · 10 comments

Back in action from NYC… had an amazing time but cannot find the camera to share some pics.

Do you ever find salads difficult to make?  I find that when you use fresh ingredients the amount of effort you have to put into the dish lessens.  Does that make sense?  Whether it is related to cooking meat, vegetables, casseroles or even salads – fresh top quality ingredients make the cook/chef/regular dad look good.


  • Baby Spinach
  • Boston Leaf Lettuce
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Roasted almonds ( sliced)
  • Raisins
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber


  1. Roast almonds in dry pan until crispy ( remove from heat and set aside )
  2. Wash all both lettuce and spinach and dry on a tea towel
  3. Toss everything in a bowl together
  4. Dress with your favorite dressing
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For me the biggest salad tip is not to make it too far in advance, ensure there is no moisture on the leafy vegetables as this will cause it to go limp and never dress the salad until just before serving.  You can also even let your guests dress their own and serve it on the side.

Friday is here and let’s enjoy it and look forward to the weekend.  Anyone have any big plans for the weekend?  Talk to you on Monday and of course let me know if you have any questions about anything.

Take care


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