Green Salad and Pear with Mint Dressing

Salads – you can conjure any conceivable version when you allow your imagination to run riot!


Dawn: This is a simple green salad that is great as a side dish or main meal. 


Serves 2


10-12 Iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and chopped

A large handful of spinach, washed and chopped

1 Green pepper, washed, cored and sliced

2 Celery sticks, top and tailed, washed and chopped

1 Pear, washed and sliced

A few fresh basil leaves (or 1 tsp dried basil)

Salt and pepper to season


6-8 tbsps Natural low fat yoghurt

1 tsp Fresh mint leaves, washed and finely chopped

A squirt of fresh lemon (optional)


  • Put all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Season.
  • Put all the dressing ingredients into a small dish and mix together until combined. Pour over the green salad and serve.

Dawn: There you have it! A simple recipe that is ideal on a summer’s day or as a side dish to a winter’s dinner.

What’s more, if you don’t have fresh mint then use a ready-made mint sauce: it tastes refreshing and is super quick…it’s what I call a “Cook’s Cheat Tip”!

And don’t forget to make a batch of your very own homemade natural yoghurt over at “How to Make Natural Yoghurt“!

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