Fresh herb summer salad with avocado and a zingy citrus dressing

This salad is sure to be a favourite at summer barbeques or shared lunches. It is super simple and not shy of flavours; fresh and crisp with a combination of yummy herbs that really make this salad something special.

SERVES: 4-5 side serves PREP TIME: 20 mins COOK TIME: na



  • 3 cups mixed lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup fresh basil and coriander
  • 3 sprigs mint, leaves only
  • 1 large fennel, finely sliced
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers (or 1 continental), diced
  • 1 avocado, cubed


  • 100 ml olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Gently wash the mixed lettuce leaves and herbs - remove any excess water.
  2. In a large bowl, mix lettuce, fennel and cucumber.
  3. Pick the basil, coriander and mint leaves from their stems and add to salad mix.
  4. Cut the avocado in half and remove stone. With a knife cube both halves of the avocado flesh, scoop out with a spoon and add to the bowl.
  5. In a separate smaller dish mix extra virgin olive oil with lemon juice and add black pepper and chilli flakes (if you fancy) to your desired taste.
  6. Once dressing is ready and just before serving, drizzle over salad mix and lightly toss. Your fresh summer salad is ready for you to enjoy.


  • Serve alongside fish, chicken or lamb. A beautiful simple salad for entertaining
  • Try this great Citrus salad dressing to add some zing – or any favourite dressing of your own.

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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