I like to call this a Salad Verde since its all shades of green- I prepared it for a themed buffet table with a colour scheme. It turned out to be rather delicious - it is definitely healthy as well. It would have been a shame not sharing it.
It looks good, smells amazing and tastes even better. Try it for yourself and besides there are plenty of options in the tips below.
This salad is made up of several variety of lettuce, cucumbers, fresh asparagus, green spring onions, avocado and the pita chips
Serves 6 to 8
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 head Boston
250 gm shredded green cabbage
A handful of fresh coriander or parsley leaves
6 fresh torn mint leaves
6 green onions sliced
Zest of 2 green limes
3 small dill cucumbers
2 ripe avocadoes
To prepare the crunchy pita chips
125 gm of soft salted butter
½ tsp of crushed garlic
handful of chopped fresh parsley
Split open a pita bread as best as you can and apply a generous spread of the butter mixture, bake this in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 12 minutes until crisp and lightly golden.
Remove and keep aside, break into pieces, do not crush it. This can be made ahead and stored in an airtight box for a week.
In a small glass jar pour in 100 ml of olive oil
Juice of one lime juice
A few drops of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
A Little Tip… The crispy garlic pita chips are what actually make this salad delicious. It does take some work but is worth every bite.
Layer each of the greens tossing it together with the lime zest.
Sprinkle with the vinaigrette and then just before eating sprinkle the pita chips so they remain crisp.
Add any of your favourite greens to make it your own, green olives, green apples etc.