How To Make a Salad

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  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons oil (olive oil, walnut or other nut oils, or mild oil like canola)
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar (or another kind)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • Salad:
  • 6 cups washed and chilled lettuce, spinach, or arugula
  • 1 jicama, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 bunch radishes, stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs (cilantro, dill, basil or mint)
  • Chilled and sliced vegetables and fruits


  1. Make the vinaigrette: Put everything into a jar and shake it hard until everything is mixed completely. The mustard helps the emulsification.
  2. Pour over any kind of salad stuff you like: lettuces, spinaches, carrots, beets, cucumbers, bell peppers, steamed and chilled green beans, jicama, mango, radishes, apples, celery, pears.
  3. Put some walnuts or pecans on your salad.
  4. Leftover dressing will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks or more.

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