Are you looking to make a simple salad but don’t quite know where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Learn how to put together a basic salad without compromising on taste, nutrients or even on your budget.

This one’s all about fresh ingredients and it only takes 5 minutes to put together. Made with your choice of lettuce, spring onion, bell pepper, cucumber, olives (I used kalamata), tomatoes (optional), jalapeno, extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a pinch of your favorite salt. That’s it! Plus it’s perfect to serve with any kind of meal.

Let me tell you about this basic salad. It’s:

Very easy to make
Perfect with any kind of meal
Loaded with green vegetables
Refreshing on those hot summer days
Can be “upgraded” with your favorite extras
Perfect to surprise your partner
Super healthy, loaded with all kinds of “good-for-you” nutrients
Has plenty of healthy fats from those olives
100% Vegan
Keto & Low-carb approved
No sugar or refined seed oils added

I simply love this basic salad because it’s super easy to put together and comes packed with fresh vegetables, healthy fats and quality proteins. It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, plenty of phytonutrients, it’s 100% vegan and comes packed with plenty of healthy fiber.

Enjoy this recipe with someone you love! … And don’t forget to spread the love by sharing this recipe with someone you know!

How To Make a Basic Salad

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
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Learn how to put together the most basic salad without compromising on taste and nutrients. Ready in just a few minutes, perfect with any kind of meal.


  • iceberg lettuce (as much as needed)
  • 1 spring onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (cubed)
  • 1/2 cucumber (slices)
  • handful of kalamata olives (no seed)
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of Himalayan salt


  • Prepare all the ingredients as indicated and add them into a salad bowl.
  • Add salt and lemon or lime juice. Mix again gently for a few seconds.
  • Finish by adding your extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil) and gently mix one more time.
  • That was it! Serve and enjoy all day long!


Feel free to skip any of the ingredients if you don’t like eating it. The same it true for including other ingredients, if you happen to like them.
Salads are all about playing with the food and making it yours. Play with the quantities and the ingredients and find your salad inspiration.
Be creative with your choice of lettuce. You could even use baby spinach instead of lettuce or as an extra.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-carb, Raw Food, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Keywords: bell pepper, cucumber, lettuce, olives, onion
Author: Marcel Corbeanu
Marcel Corbeanu

Marcel Corbeanu

Hi, I'm Marcel! I'm a health coach, I write about health and wellness and I love cooking healthy food with fresh and simple ingredients.

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