This is one of the easiest and healthiest salads you can make. If you add meat, fish or eggs it’ll make a complete meal.
You can buy a bag of ready, washed, dried and cut lettuce or you can go the extra mile and prep the lettuce yourself. See the method below. A whole lettuce will last 2-3 days longer in the fridge than a ready pre-cut one so if you are planning ahead, buying a whole lettuce is a better option.
one lettuce head
one large or two small cucumbers
salt and pepper for taste
37 Calories per portion
Total Fat 0.4g
Total Carbohydrate 8.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.6g
Total Sugars 3.2g
1Clean the lettuce by separating all the leaves and discarding any wilted ones. Run each one under running water and rinse any dirt off.
2If not using a salad spinner, dry each one off with a kitchen towel then take several leaves at a time and break them up into smaller handfuls. If you are using a salad spinner, break the leaves first and then dry them in a spinner. Transfer cleaned and dry lettuce leaves into a salad bowl.
3Peel and cut the cucumbers and combine them with the lettuce.
4Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well and serve. You can sprinkle some walnuts and/or sunflower seeds on top.