• Mixed lettuce leaves
  • Red onion
  • Tomato
  • Capsicum
  • Coriander
  • Fresh chili

Dressing ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Fish sauce (optional)

Author of this recipe

Callum James

Callum James

Salad blogger / food writer

“Life’s too short to eat average food”. This statement works perfectly with salads, as they are simple, fun and designed to be shared and enjoyed. Vegetables are a vital part of our diet — so... Read more
Total votes: 4

After a long day at Uni I'm looking for something quick, fresh and a little spicy to kick start the brain again ready for more study. This salad is all about siezing the moment and simply grabbing what is fresh from the garden or kitchen. The key is the dressing - a simple blend of olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, some red wine vinegar and a dash of fish sauce.


  • Start off by making the dressing. Grab a jar and shake together roughly 3 parts olive oil, one part red wine vinegar, one part lime juice and a dash of fish sauce.
  • Then in a bowl throw in a few big handfuls of mixed lettuce leaves and combine with the dressing. 
  • Now top with chopped tomatoes, some sliced red onion, a chopped chili, big chunks of red capsicum and a good handful of fresh coriander leaves. 
  • Season with salt and pepper, a light toss and an extra squeeze of lime juice.
  • Enjoy with fresh bread and a beer! 

Onions in Salads? Soak them in water first

Onions in Salads? Soak them in water first

To decrease the sharp aftertaste of onions in salads, soak onion rings in ice water for 10 minutes before use.  It's a trick restaurants use, and it really works!

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