Simple summer leaf salad

May 5, 2015 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Simple summer leaf salad recipe

To drink: Serve this salad with fresh, zesty and refreshing pomegranate juice.

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Simple summer leaf salad

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 10 mins


  • Dressing

  • 125ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • 60ml (¼ cup) red wine vinegar
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 baby gem lettuces, quartered
  • 500ml (2 cups) mixed baby leaves
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and julienned
  • 250g baby fennel, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 200g asparagus tips, blanched
  • Parmesan shavings, to garnish



For the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together and set aside.


Combine the remaining ingredients, drizzle with the dressing and serve.




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