Green Envy Salad

Green Envy Salad

Green salads with only a few ingredients exemplify the beauty of simplicity. By focusing on a handful of fresh and wholesome components, these salads showcase the natural flavors and textures of the ingredients. The absence of protein allows the spotlight to shine on the vibrant greens and complementary elements.

When it comes to dressing, a tahini-based option adds a creamy and nutty dimension to the salad. Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, brings a velvety richness that enhances the overall taste experience. Its subtle bitterness and earthy undertones create a harmonious balance with the fresh greens.

Green Envy Salad Recipe

In addition to the tahini dressing, the minimalistic approach to the salad highlights the importance of selecting quality ingredients. Crisp and vibrant leafy greens, such as lettuce, spinach, or arugula, form the base of the salad. These greens offer a refreshing and nutritious foundation.

Complementing the greens, a few select ingredients can provide bursts of flavor and texture. Sliced cucumbers add a cool crunch, while juicy cherry tomatoes contribute a burst of sweetness. Thinly sliced red onions provide a touch of pungency, and toasted nuts or seeds offer a delightful crunch and richness.

The simplicity of green salads with few ingredients and no protein allows the flavors to shine through. The tahini-based dressing adds a luscious creaminess that ties the elements together, providing a satisfying and well-rounded taste. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a refreshing side dish, these salads celebrate the simplicity of ingredients while delivering a burst of flavor and nourishment.

Green Envy Salad

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Green Envy Salad Recipe

Green Envy Salad

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  • Author: Johanne Bosse
  • Yield: Serves 2 (Or possibly 1 if you're salad obsessed like me!) 1x


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  • 4 Romain hearts, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup chives, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Place the Romain hearts and the chives into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the remining ingredients into a bowl and whisk well.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour before serving.
  • Category: Appetizers, entrees, Dressings, salads, recipes